Accession Number : ADA308906

Title :   Integrated Diagnostics.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 1, 1 Mar 95-29 Feb 96,

Corporate Author : GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Cowan, Richard S. ; Winer, Ward O.

PDF Url : ADA308906

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 207

Abstract : This document summarizes performance activity regarding basic research being conducted in the area of Integrated Diagnostics, a term associated with the technologies and methodologies used to determine how mechanical failures occur, and how they can be detected, predicted, and diagnosed in real-time. Objectives, set forth through the Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (M-URI), are being addressed by faculty and staff from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, and the University of Minnesota. This activity is funded through the Office of Naval Research for a basic period of three years, with a potential for two additional years. First-year accomplishments, future plans, and technology transfer actions achieved to date are reported upon. During this reporting period, critical components have been identified, from which the mechanisms of failure are to be better understood through the development of failure models. These models can serve as a guide in the selection and development of sensors to detect faults and pending failures. Effort has been placed on micro-sensor development, and achieving the means to analyze and correlate reliable sensor output for operator use. Organizationally, this activity is being accomplished through (15) projects, categorized by three thrust areas.

Descriptors :   *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, *AGING(MATERIALS), *MILITARY EQUIPMENT, *COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS, OUTPUT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DETECTORS, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, MODELS, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, MILITARY VEHICLES, RELIABILITY, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), FAILURE(MECHANICS), CRITICALITY(GENERAL), GEORGIA.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE