Predictive Condition-Based Maintenance for High-Powered Phased Array Radar Systems
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.
GECKO: Agile and Dexterous Robot for Maintenance of Ship Tanks
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.
Development of Novel and Emerging Technology for the Enhancement of Fault Diagnostics
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.
Highly Scalable and Autonomous NetOps Analytics (SANA) system for Navy tactical networks
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.
COupled Multi-physics ANalysis and Design Optimization of nozzles (COMANDO)
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.