Low-Cost Diagnostic System for Shipboard Environments

PI: Steve Leeb, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Robert Cox, UNC Charlotte

Project Number:2007-R/RD-37

Start Date:2007-02-01End Date:2010-01-31

Proposal Summary

Electrical power data can be used to detect many shipboard fault conditions. Because power monitoring requires far less hardware than most modern diagnostic tools, a non-intrusive monitor could make condition-based maintenance affordable for ships with small operating budgets. In this project, researchers are developing a low-cost diagnostic platform, with testing aboard AUVs and Coast Guard Cutters.

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