September 13, 2019, Buffalo, NY – “Sentient Science has been awarded a SBIR Phase III contract from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation and Missile Center (CCDC AvMC) for Sentient’s DigitalClone® software-as-a-service (SaaS) to evaluate key drive system failure modes and predict the results of physical testing. The contract includes options for up to 54 months of usage.

DigitalClone is an industry-leading digital twin technology that applies first principles analysis, materials science, and multi-body dynamics to determine life expectancy by analyzing the effects of the long-term accumulation of stress that leads components to fail. DigitalClone’s capabilities make it uniquely suited for advanced prognostics and analysis of helicopter transmissions and gearboxes, as evidenced by Sentient involvement in various government-funded programs that featured application to rotorcraft.

“We are extremely excited that the rotorcraft drive system experts in the US Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command, Aviation and Missile Center, have selected DigitalClone, and we are grateful to all of our government and industry partners that have facilitated the development of this disruptive digital twin technology”, said Jason Rios, Vice President & General Manager of Aerospace.

The development project described herein is a collaboration between Sentient Science and the CCDC AvMC. This research is partially funded by the Government under Contract No. W911W6-19-C-0079. The U.S. Government is authorized to reproduce and distribute reprints for Government purposes notwithstanding any copyright notation thereon. The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of CCDC AvMC or the U.S. Government.” (Distribution Statement A: Approved for public release; distribution unlimited.)

DigitalClone® enables physical based analysis of drive system components to predict life

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About Sentient Science:
Sentient Science’s DigitalClone® software applies materials science and physics-based modeling to predict wear and fatigue damage of in the microstructure of critical components and major systems of helicopter drivetrains and rotating mechanical equipment. DigitalClone provides prognostic solutions impacting design, manufacturing, operations, sustainment, supply chain management, and many other aspects of the lifecycle of critical rotorcraft components.

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