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Viscosity-Enhanced Oil Quality Sensor for Machinery Center Equipment Monitoring

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77130
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-035-0153
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: 2008
Title: Viscosity-Enhanced Oil Quality Sensor for Machinery Center Equipment Monitoring
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8501-08-C-0035
Award Amount: $399,843.00
 

Abstract:

Maintaining the health of fluid systems is critically important to preventing breakdowns and maximizing machinery performance. Current fluid quality analysis practices are based on a laborious and expensive oil sample analysis program in which samples drawn from equipment are sent to a laboratory for detailed analysis of debris, contaminations, and lubricity. Impact Technologies has developed the Smart Oil Sensor (SOS) to overcome these hurdles and provide real-time, in-situ measurements of lubricant health through electrochemical measurement. While the SOS measurements provide indications of health state changes, they do not provide a direct correlation with viscosity. Accordingly, Impact proposes to integrate on-line viscosity sensing into their Smart Oil Sensor. The resulting smart sensor will embody the sensing, embedded processing and communications protocols necessary to provide actionable health state information for critical machinery at the Robins Air Logistics Center.

Principal Investigator:

Carl S. Byington
Director, Systems Enginee
5856271926
carl.byington@impact-tek.com

Business Contact:

Mark L. Redding
President
5856271902
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