| AF SBIR/STTR | April 20, 2018
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The Air Force is poised to save millions of dollars and return a key aircraft to service faster because of a testing technology improved through a small business partnership.
With support from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program, Ohio-based DragoonITCN created the Bus Characterization Integrity Toolset as a quicker and more precise way to diagnose certain aircraft system problems. Also known as BCIT, the test tool combines multiple capabilities into one; tests cabling more accurately by locating an open, short or ground to within six inches of the problem; and is portable enough for a single mechanic to carry into the bowels of an aircraft.
DragoonITCN sold earlier versions of the technology to the Air Force and Navy. More recent advancements – such as enhanced functionality with portability – have earned the company more than $2 million in new Phase III contracts from the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate to develop and field new BCIT units and update older units.
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