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Micromachine Robot for Automotive Diagnostics, Visualization & Sensing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
58196
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A012-0894
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AMERICAN SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
888 West Big Beaver Road Suite #420 Troy, MI 48084
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Micromachine Robot for Automotive Diagnostics, Visualization & Sensing
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAE07-03-C-L008
Award Amount: $729,198.00
 

Abstract:

It is possible to dramatically improve the performance, reliability, and maintainability of vehicles and other similarily complex equipment if improved sensing and diagnostics systems are applied. Advances in microelectronics, micro-electromechanicalsystems (MEMS), and radio-frequency (RF) wireless communications are enabling new classes of smart, distributed sensing nodes that may be embedded in vehicles or used in highly portable and rugged diagnostics analysis units for automotive fluids. Wepropose to prototype and assess a lab-on-a-chip platform that allows multiple sensors to be configured for a specific application. Furthermore, the platform transmits data and receives command via industry-standard and secure radio frequency (RF) wirelesssignals. The platform securely allows remote updates to its resident software in the field.Improved system/subsystem diagnostics, visualization and sensing. Drastic reduction in lubricant fluid replacement in military and/or commerical vehicles andweapon-related systems and reduced waste expenses. Will allow for real-time data transmission enabling proactive logisical support including the visualization of maintenance needs for military vehicles and later in commercial vehicle fleets anddistributed industrial equipment. Later embodiments of the technology can have diverse applications in distributed monitoring and analysis, including homeland security screening of food and water supplies, toxic material storage locations, and othersensitive areas. The lab-on-a-chip platform could also be commercialized for biomedical applications, such as blood analysis, DNA screening, and long-term monitoring of health indicators.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Losh
V.P. Core Technology
2483624100
mlosh@amsystech.com

Business Contact:

Brian Crankshaw
V.P Operations
2483624100
bcrankshaw@amsystech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AMERICAN SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
888 West Big Beaver Road, Suite #420 Troy, MI 48084

EIN/Tax ID: 383063353
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No