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Point of Use Oil Quality Analysis

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68359
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-3250
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Makel Engineering, Inc.
1585 Marauder Street Chico, CA 95973-9064
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Point of Use Oil Quality Analysis
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-05-C-0642
Award Amount: $729,865.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of Makel Engineering's proposal is to develop a multi-tasked microsensor based system capable of monitoring hydraulic fluid performance along with data acquisition systems and communication protocol for preventative maintenance and diagnostics. Along with Phase II partners Rockwell Automation, Lubrizol, Ford Motor Company, and Case Western Reserve University, Makel Engineering, Inc. (MEI) will deliver a fully functional prototype system that combines the most effective suite of sensing capabilities from the range of conductivity, total acid number (TAN), viscosity, wear metals, and contaminant measurements. The data provided by this portable diagnostic system will be applicable to relational databases such as those developed by the Army Oil Analysis Program. The system will tie fluid measurements to each vehicle and use this information in oil life prognostics for improved operational availability, and the automated process will reduce bookkeeping burden and potential operator error.

Principal Investigator:

Benjamin Ward
Senior Engineer
2165874750
bward@makelengineering.com

Business Contact:

Darby Makel
President
5308952771
dmakel@makelengineering.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MAKEL ENGINEERING, INC.
1585 Marauder St. Chico, CA 95973

EIN/Tax ID: 680374879
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No