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Lubricant Condition and Wear Metal Analysis Sensor System (LUCAS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87101
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-025-0633
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd Rochester, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Lubricant Condition and Wear Metal Analysis Sensor System (LUCAS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-09-C-0049
Award Amount: $729,136.00
 

Abstract:

Impact Technologies, in close collaboration with GasTOPS, Inc. and with the support of Boeing Rotorcraft Division and Sikorsky, proposes to develop a miniaturized, integrated, on-line sensing solution for detection of lubricant quality, metal wear debris and analysis of debris elemental composition for Army rotorcraft. The airworthy multi-sensor device created in this program will serve as a direct replacement for legacy chip detectors currently employed to detect metal particles in aircraft lubrication systems. The developed integrated LUCAS sensing technology will utilize mature technologies to: (1) detect and identify the source of wear debris, and (2) detect and classify numerous lubrication quality factors such as incorrect oil, water content, oil degradation, and fuel dilution that are life-limiting to oil-wetted components. The Phase II development will include merging and miniaturization of Impact's electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) technology with GasTOPS' proven metal debris sensing and analysis technologies that includes "at-line" energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) elemental analysis system. By the end of Phase II, the integrated, low-weight system will be evaluated and demonstrated in a realistic aircraft-style gearbox test rig.

Principal Investigator:

Carl S. Byington
Director, Systems Enginee
5854241990
carl.byington@impact-tek.com

Business Contact:

Mark L. Redding
President
5854241990
mark.redding@impact-tek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

IMPACT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd Rochester, NY 14623

EIN/Tax ID: 161567136
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No