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Miniature Corrosion Sensor Hub to Monitor Difficult-to-Access Aircraft…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82898
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-169-0205
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Management Sciences, Inc.
6022 Constitution Avenue NE Albuquerque, NM 87110-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Miniature Corrosion Sensor Hub to Monitor Difficult-to-Access Aircraft Structure with Complex Geometry.
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-08-C-0089
Award Amount: $79,989.00
 

Abstract:

MSI specializes in design and commercialization of miniature intelligent low power instrumentation systems that process data from sensors in scripted Bayesian algorithms in a "rules engine" application. Recently MSI received a US patent a new monitoring methodology for difficult-to-access aircraft structure with complex geometry. Our product will incorporate a tiny processor and a power scavenger circuit in a tape that supports ribbonized sensitized fiber strands. The ribbonized sensitized strands will extend around, under, and on a structure such as a magnesium gearbox housing, a highly complex geometry casting up to 3 cu ft in size. Deterioration or damage to the ribbonized strands will indicate, probabilistically, that damage is occurring to the item under test. The sensor hub will incorporate a low power electronic circuit called the Embeddable Programmable Instrumentation Circuit (EPIC) which is designed for creating stand-alone low power monitoring systems for aircraft and ground vehicle CBM and PHM. The EPIC processor is very low power, capable of being powered by a energy scavenger circuit. The new module will support intermodule wireless communication, and provide interrogation and wireless offload of the state of health of the equipment being monitored to the inspector's handheld or PC.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth G. Blemel
Vice President
5052558611
kenneth_blemel@mgtsciences.com

Business Contact:

Marlene K. Blemel
President
5052558611
kay_blemel@mgtsciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MANAGEMENT SCIENCES, INC.
6022 Constitution Avenue NE Albuquerque, NM 87110

EIN/Tax ID: 850247732
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No