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Low-cost Multi-sensors as Embedded Gauges for In-situ Non-Destructive…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
65056
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-0122
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sporian Microsystems
515 Courtney Way Suite B Lafayette, CO 80026-8821
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Low-cost Multi-sensors as Embedded Gauges for In-situ Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) of Rocket Motor Serviceability
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00030-06-C-0032
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

Currently, the service life of various solid rocket motor systems are assessed and/or extended by conducting a surveillance/type-life program, which is costly and time-consuming. By utilizing sensors built into or around the motor, the serviceability or "fitness for duty" of an individual motor would be determined based on a detailed "risk assessment" of embedded sensor data. The end objective of the proposed Phase II work is the demonstration of a prototype environmental monitoring module/data logger ideal for flexible use in measuring/monitoring relevant environmental conditions on the rocket motors, as well as in other environmental monitoring applications. The technical approach is to combine advantageous sensor technologies, aggressive electronics packaging, and facilitating RF components to create a very small, low power, long lifetime, low cost component without compromising utility. This work will include: detailed design specification, identification of logistical requirements for sensor integration in relevant application systems, several generations of prototyping, laboratory testing of integrated and non-integrated components, and software/firmware development. This work is to be done through the combined efforts of Sporian Microsystems, and Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors-Eagan, MN(LM-MS2).

Principal Investigator:

Brian Schaible
President
3035169075
brian@sporian.com

Business Contact:

Bill Garrett
VP Oprerations
3035169075
bill@sporian.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS, INC.
515 Courtney Way Suite B Lafayette, CO 80026

EIN/Tax ID: 841531263
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No