Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Conn., has contracted Qualtech Systems Inc. of Wethersfield, Conn., to provide on-board engine diagnostics for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), a new aircraft being developed for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and international air forces.
According to the agreement, the Qualtech Systems fault-isolation development software and embedded diagnostic reasoner will be integrated into the Pratt & Whitney F135 propulsion system, destined for the F-35 JSF.
Qualtech, as part of Pratt & Whitney’s Joint Strike Fighter Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) program, will use its graphical modeling and testability analysis software to model the complete propulsion system.
Together with P&W engineers, Qualtech will also incorporate its diagnostics reasoning software into the F135 jet engine computer system, while also adhering to P&W contractual requirements for fault detection and isolation. For more information, visit www.teamqsi.com.