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Company Information:

Company Name: MicroStrain, Inc.
City: Williston
State: VT
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (802) 862-6629

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,496,420.00 19
SBIR Phase II $4,257,236.00 8

Award List:

THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN IMPROVED IMPLANTABLE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Steven w arms
Award Amount: $46,000.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to produce a micro-miniature, fully implantable displacement sensor, capable of chronic implantation in vivo. the device will incorporate several new features that enhance the general usefulness of the sensor. the device is based on the principle of detection of the… More

Mutichannel, Implantable, Strain-Gauge Telemetry System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Steven W. Arms
Award Amount: $49,978.00
Abstract:
The development of improved implantable devices and biomaterials requires knowledge of their in vivo behavior. However, little is known about the actual loads borne by implanted devices in vivo. Direct measurement of these loads would provide extremely valuable information for the improvement of… More

SBIR PHASE I: Remote Communication with Embedded Sensors inComposites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Steven Arms
Award Amount: $74,973.00

A NETWORK OF ORIENTATION SENSORS FOR POSITION FEEDBACK

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Arms, steven w
Award Amount: $99,456.00

Remote Communication with Embedded Sensors in Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Steven Arms
Award Amount: $299,996.00

Microminiature High Resolution Passive Peak Strain Detector for Smart Structures and Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Steven Arms
Award Amount: $99,927.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Steven W. Arms
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Steven W. Arms
Award Amount: $228,426.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Steven Arms
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Steven Arms
Award Amount: $399,712.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Steven Arms
Award Amount: $99,974.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Paul Hatzinger
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Paul Hatzinger
Award Amount: $499,906.00

Power Harvesting for Shipboard Health Monitoring Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steven W. Arms, President, CEO
Award Amount: $99,924.00
Abstract:
"This Phase I Navy SBIR proposal is aimed at the development of a new class of wireless sensing devices. These sensors do not require batteries or external magnetic fields in order to send data, instead, they rely on harvesting vibration energy in order tosense information and to wirelessly… More

REMOTELY QUERIED SENSOR OF FEMORAL IMPLANT SUBSIDENCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Steven W. Arms
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Over 250,000 hip replacements are inserted annually in the U.S.A., with aseptic loosening the greatest source of long-term failure. Since femoral component subsidence measured on plain radiographs (accuracy 2-3 millimeters) is not typically evident before five… More

Power Harvesting for Shipboard Health Monitoring Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steven W. Arms, President
Award Amount: $599,294.00
Abstract:
This Phase II Navy SBIR proposal is aimed at the development of a new class of wireless sensing devices. These sensors do not require batteries or external magnetic fields in order to send data, instead, they rely on harvesting vibrational energy in order to sense information and to wirelessly… More

Damage Tracking for Helicopters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steven W. Arms, President
Award Amount: $148,278.00
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase I SBIR proposal is to design and build energy harvesting wireless sensing systems suitable for use aboard Navy Helicopters. The program will begin with a survey of typical vibration data obtained during flight testing; these data will then be used to optimize our existing… More

Damage Tracking for Helicopters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steven W. Arms, President
Award Amount: $749,964.00
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase II SBIR proposal is to design, build, test, and demonstrate next generation energy harvesting wireless sensors for real time load measurement and structural damage tracking on helicopters. Energy harvesting allows the realization of wireless monitoring systems that do not… More

Miniature Corrosion Sensor Hub to Monitor Difficult-to-Access Aircraft Structure with Complex Geometry.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steven W. Arms, President
Award Amount: $79,997.00
Abstract:
Embedded wireless sensors for corrosion monitoring of critical aircraft components are needed for improved condition based maintenance and future structural health monitoring (SHM) systems. The objective of this Phase I SBIR proposal is to design, develop, and test a corrosion measurement and data… More

Development of a Miniature, Vibro-Mechanical Energy Harvester for Powering Wireless Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steven W. Arms, President
Award Amount: $79,992.00
Abstract:
In the proposed work, we will develop a highly efficient and miniaturized vibration energy harvesting device suitable for use on drive system components of helicopters. The goal is to provide power to run a wireless corrosion hub and sensors (to be developed simultaneously in a separate program). … More

Development of a Miniature, Vibro-Mechanical Energy Harvester for Powering Wireless Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steven Arms, President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
A major barrier to the widespread adoption of wireless sensors for structural health monitoring is the requirement to power the network of wireless nodes. Batteries have a limited lifespan, adding significant size, weight, and costs to the wireless sensor network,and may represent a long term… More

Control Surface Buffet Load Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steven Arms, President
Award Amount: $79,958.00
Abstract:
Structural monitoring of Navy aircraft is of critical importance as the fleet ages. One critical area includes the control surfaces, which are subject to intense, dynamic buffet loading which can lead to structural cracking. The highly transient nature of buffet loading makes it difficult to measure… More

Embedded Component Health Management for Rotorcraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Steven W. Arms, President
Award Amount: $69,960.00
Abstract:
Embedded usage tracking of helicopter rotating components, combined with active radio frequency identification (RFID) has the potential to reduce maintenance costs, reduce weight, maximize structural life, & enhance safety. Energy harvesting used with advanced, micro-power wireless sensing… More

Embedded Component Health Management for Rotorcraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Steven W. Arms, President – (802) 862-6629
Award Amount: $729,938.00
Abstract:
Embedded usage tracking of helicopter rotating components, combined with active radio frequency identification (RFID) has the potential to reduce maintenance costs, reduce weight, maximize structural life, & enhance safety. Energy harvesting used with advanced, micro-power wireless sensing… More

Scalable, Energy Harvesting, Wireless Sensor Network for Structural Health Monitoring of Ships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steven Arms, President
Award Amount: $69,903.00
Abstract:
Structural health monitoring (SHM) of large structures such as Navy ships requires an in depth knowledge of operational loads and how these loads may change over time. A network of low cost, wireless strain sensors can provide this information. During Phase I, we will demonstrate a highly… More

Scalable Network of Low-Cost, Self-Powered Wireless Sensors For Commercial Buildings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Steven Arms, Mr. – 802-862-6629
Award Amount: $148,223.00
Abstract:
Conventional indoor environmental monitoring technologies are expensive, cumbersome to install and maintain, and do not provide the distributed granularity required to capture the necessary details for efficient energy management of commercial buildings. Developments in wireless sensor networks… More

In-Service Fatigue Loads Data Gathering

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Steven W. Arms, President – (802) 862-6629
Award Amount: $149,883.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Structural monitoring of the landing gear of fixed and rotary wing aircraft is of critical importance to the Air Force. These structures are subjected to repeated large dynamic loads that are highly variable in nature. In order to track these structures"fatigue over time, the… More