Radars are a fundamental component of a surface combatant ship’s mission and are a key contributor of individual ship and battlegroup Operational Availability (AO). IAI, a research organization with extensive experience developing cutting edge software solutions, is developing a predictive condition-based maintenance (CBM) tool designed for high-powered phased array radar systems to provide continuous online health monitoring and system maintenance recommendations. This tool, Reliability Analysis enhanced Prediction System (RAPS), provides a ranked list of components and associated maintenance requirements that need attention, as a result this may lengthen the system’s operational life, ability to forecast failure, and determine component/system Remaining Useful Life (RUL), based on historical fault data and real time system monitoring. RAPS has the potential to increase AO, improve maintenance efficiency, and reduce costly unscheduled maintenance.
Ship tank maintenance and damage control surveys are expensive and labor-intensive endeavors that regularly expose maintenance crews to significant environmental and safety hazards. Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) is developing GECKO, an agile and dexterous robot designed to meet all requirements for remote Level 1 inspection of ship’s tanks and voids that will reduce task execution time and manpower. For mobility, GECKO combines vacuum crawler technology with IAI's legged robot locomotion technology to traverse unstructured ship tank environments. For manipulation, GECKO leverages IAI's state-of-the-art Multi-Arm Robot Control System (MARCS) technology to enable an operator to perform dexterous inspection and maintenance tasks. GECKO has been prototyped, and is currently being matured, with the goal of transitioning to the Navy fleet. We are also looking for commercial partners.
The Electrostatically Supported Gyro Navigator (ESGN) is a complex inertial navigation system that deploys on a submarine. IAI, a research organization with extensive experience in developing cutting edge software solutions, is developing a fault isolation capability called Advanced Prognostics Tool (APT) which provides troubleshooting recommendations to assigned Navigation Electronic Technicians. APT is a self-learning tool that accumulates knowledge based on past maintenance cases and incorporates information from the Field Engineer Information System and Level II Repair Manuals. APT will increase Operational Availability (AO), improve cost efficiency, and increase management efficiency by maintaining a central, accessible database of ESGN maintenance history across the submarine fleet.
The Scalable and Autonomous NetOps Analytics (SANA) System leverages state-of-the-art data management and analytics technologies on top of a cloud-computing environment to handle geographically dispersed, large volumes of data and provides efficient and accurate data analytics capability to NetOps operators and commanders. In addition, SANA can infer network and mission critical services status, predict network traffic, and detect anomalous traffic and potential cyber threats. It enables preemptive tactical asset and service management. SANA has been prototyped and verified. Intelligent Automation Incorporated (IAI) is a technology innovation company that specializes in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D. Our goal is to integrate and transition this technology into Navy systems to facilitate network asset collaboration operating with various communication protocols, and utilizing different topologies.
Infrared sensors have been used to evaluate thermal stress of clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), but current methods rely on a qualitative assessment of these images and are subjective, prone to errors, and restricted to stationary human subjects or manikins. Our solution, TSAPE, uses a 3D imaging sensor to estimate motion, determine body pose and locate body parts. A thermal camera aligned with the 3D sensor measures temperature. The targeted application is thermal stress analysis of military garment. The solution will enable objective comparison of thermal performance. During Phase I, IAI successfully demonstrated the capability by providing objective thermal measurements for clothing in indoor, shaded outdoor, and at a Navy climatic chamber. The proposed solution will assist researchers to measure heat stress of garments.
Specializing in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services Intelligent Automation Incorporated's ability to solve science and technology problems and to develop innovative multi-disciplinary computational design analysis tools is world class. Founded in 1987, this woman owned, small business develops innovative concepts and transitions them into market-focused products. Currently, IAI is developing an unsteady aerothermostructural analysis design tool that can be used for turbine engine exhaust system components. The tools will be used to design and optimize advanced exhaust system configurations to minimize component weight, maximize system performance and reduce manufacturing costs. Presently, a challenge of the toolset is to develop analytical methodologies that address both steady and unsteady structural loading analysis and result in an optimized engine exhaust system design.
Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) specializes in developing cyber-security technologies for cyber-physical systems. To help thwart cyber-attack, IAI developed binary code transformation techniques when applied to legacy software enhance critical systems with a “fast-crash” capability preventing those systems from working in degraded state. BRASS (Binary code Randomization for Attack Sensitive Software) consolidates analytics and transformation modules into centralized work flows for automation and user control for transformation tuning and managing performance tradeoffs. The framework can be used to protect shipboard mechanical and electrical control systems of Hull & Mechanic Engine, from operating in compromised state when cyber-attacks occur. BRASS has been prototyped and verified to support multiple software architectures. Our goal is to integrate and transition BRASS into government and prime contractor multi-layer cyber defense systems.