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Low Cost Missile Environmental Monitor (LCMEM)

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Mide Technology Corporation
200 Boston Avenue Suite 1000 Medford, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Low Cost Missile Environmental Monitor (LCMEM)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00421-02-C-3205
Award Amount: $749,057.00


"A low-cost low-profile environmental monitor is proposed. Themonitor will be installed in Tomahawk All Up Rounds (AURs) tomonitor temperature, pressure, humidity and shock. TheInformation recorded by the monitor will be interfaced with theNavy?s Advanced Technology Ordnance Surveillance System (ATOS).For VLS configured AURs, the monitor will also detect when morethan 1/8 inch of any liquid is present in the MK 10 canister.When this level of liquid is detected, the monitor will provide aclosure to the appropriate pins of the canister?s main umbilicalconnector that will activate the VLS fuel leak alarm.The battery-powered monitor will be able to record and store datafor a minimum of one year. The data will be time stamped toallow the data to be synchronized with the phases of the missile.Phase II will develop a monitor and integrate the monitor on AURsand demonstrate the interface with the Navy?s ATOS.BENEFITS: The environmental monitor will allow the Navy to better plan maintenance of Tomahawk missiles and thus significantly reduce cost. The safety features provided by the monitor will also limit failures with potentially catastrophic results. Alow-power environmental monitor has wide and significant commercial application. Transportation of expensive and sensitive equipment can be monitored. The monitor can, as for the Navy, allow for better maintenance planning and protect against lifethreatening failures."

Principal Investigator:

M.c. van Schoor

Business Contact:

P. Botha
Chief Financial Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mide Technology Corp.
200 Boston Avenue Suite 2500 Medford, MA 02155

EIN/Tax ID: 043066318
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No