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Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) for Afloat Information Technology (IT) and Network Services
Navy SBIR 2007.1 - Topic N07-108
SPAWAR - Ms. Linda Whittington - [email protected]
Opens: December 6, 2006 - Closes: January 10, 2007

N07-108 TITLE: Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) for Afloat Information Technology (IT) and Network Services

TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Information Systems, Materials/Processes, Electronics

ACQUISITION PROGRAM: PEO C4I & Space (PMW 160) - Integrated Shipboard Network System

The technology within this topic is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), which controls the export and import of defense-related material and services. Offerors must disclose any proposed use of foreign nationals, their country of origin, and what tasks each would accomplish in the statement of work in accordance with section 3.5.b.(7) of the solicitation.

OBJECTIVE: Develop and demonstrate advanced PHM capabilities for enterprise afloat IT/networks.

DESCRIPTION: Key to accomplishing PHM for IT/networks is being able to understand fault-to-failure progression characteristics for the component and/or subsystems and having realistic and verifiable prognostic capabilities in critical network components. This effort will develop, demonstrate, and apply advanced PHM capabilities in support of afloat IT/networks and their component elements and services. This is a difficult task because of the large amount and variability of IT/network/services components, multiple sustainment provider organizations and the plethora of individual networks and systems in operation; thus innovative approaches, models, and methodologies will be required.

The afloat IT/networks services environment needs a robust, comprehensive, and highly integrated PHM capability across all networks/systems. This enterprise remote/automated 3M/ILS/LCS support concept, which we have initially termed PAMS or Predictive and Automated Maintenance System, would provide PHM status assessments, diagnostics and contingency planning information for networks, systems and subsystem operating in dynamic operating environments. These tools sets and associated techniques would provide on-line, real-time health status assessments and diagnostic fault detect/fault isolation capabilities. These dynamic capabilities, techniques and tools sets should also be able to relate to and enhance maintenance decision support, configuration management and contingency planning concepts.

PHASE I: Determine the feasibility of structuring an innovative and advanced PHM maintenance support concept supported by additional tool sets for 3M/ILS/LCS capabilities. Assess and evaluate the various commercial PHM best practices to migrate enterprise best value capabilities therein to the military network services environment using these advanced capabilities, tool sets, techniques, methodologies, and approaches. Develop a strategy for integrating the advanced capabilities, tool sets, and PHM components into the general afloat IT/network environment and specifically the ISNS/CANES programs architecture (leveraging the PAMS concept).

PHASE II: Develop, validate, and deliver a complete set of PHM applications and techniques to be used on different networks/systems and components therein. Provide software programs, tools, and procedures for integrating these capabilities within the general afloat IT/network environment and specifically the ISNS/CANES programs.

PHASE III: Integrate these capabilities within a comprehensive program for certification, verification and validation of all PHM system capabilities for the ISNS/CANES application.

PRIVATE SECTOR COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL/DUAL-USE APPLICATIONS: Any results (understanding) gained from applying these PHM techniques and would provide a significant crossover benefit to other similar commercial or military applications.

1. PAMS Concept Paper (Predictive and Automated Maintenance System).

2. NDIA Electronics Prognostics White paper.

3. Draft CANES CPD (Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services)

KEYWORDS: Prognostics; Health Management; CBM; R-TOC; FORCEnet; Maintenance

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