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In-Cylinder Pressure Sensors Using Thin Film Shape Memory Alloys

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
44972
Program Year/Program:
1999 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A982-1870
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Orbital Research Inc
4415 Euclid Avenue Suite 500 Cleveland, OH 44103-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1999
Title: In-Cylinder Pressure Sensors Using Thin Film Shape Memory Alloys
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: A982-1870
Award Amount: $120,000.00
 

Abstract:

Not Available The U.S. Navy uses fill fluids in their sonar towed arrays to provide high quality sonar performance, proper buoyancy, and corrosion protection for the sonar electronic components. The currently used fluid, Isopar L, poses two environmental hazards, the first to humans during the filling operation, and the second to the marine environment as a result of accidental leakage. In this Phase I program, Foster-Miller proposes to identify an inherently more environmentally friendly fill fluid using a computer model based on group contribution theory. The five most promising candidates will then be tested in the laboratory for key physical, chemical, and environmental properties. After identifying a new fill fluid, Foster-Miller will then develop one or more innovative additives for the fill fluid that will minimize the environmental impact of a leak or spill in the marine environment. These additives will create a fill fluid system that is self-remediating, making the fluid non-persistent. At the conclusion of the Phase I program with Option, a new fluid will have been identified and several concepts for self-remediation will have been surveyed for further development. In the Phase II program, the development and optimization of the self-remediating additives will be performed.

Principal Investigator:

Frederick Lisy
2167916749

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

ORBITAL RESEARCH, INC.
11000 Cedar Ave., Suite 170 Cleveland, OH 44106

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