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LUBRICANT ON-LINE MONITOR

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5256
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5256
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cape Cod Research
19 Research Road East Falmouth, MA 02536
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: LUBRICANT ON-LINE MONITOR
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $40,000.00
 

Abstract:

LUBRICANT QUALITY SIGNIFICANTLY INFLUENCES THE RELIABILITY, LIFE AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF VIRTUALLY ALL SYSTEMS. HOWEVER, THERE EXISTS NO RELIABLE, ON-LINE PERFORMANCE MONITORING TECHNIQUE FOR REDUCING UNSCHEDULED DOWNTIME AND IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY. THIS RESEARCH STUDIES THE FEASIBILITY OF MONITORING THE MANYCHANGES WHICH TAKE PLACE DURING THE SERVICE LIFE OF A LUBRICATING OIL BY MONITORING COLOR CHANGES IN DYED IONOMER FILMS. IF SUCCESSFUL, THIS RESEARCH WILL DEMONSTRATE THAT SENSOR DEVICES UTILIZING LIGHT FIBERS COATED WITH DYED IONOMERS CANFOLLOW THE CHANGES THAT TAKE PLACE IN A LUBRICANT DURING THELIFE OF THE LUBRICANT.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

R. Scott Morris
Vice President
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cape Cod Research Inc
P.o. Box 600 Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No