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Wireless Torque Sensor for Condition Based Maintenance

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Albido Corporation
19 Leaming Rd Colorado Springs, CO 80906-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Wireless Torque Sensor for Condition Based Maintenance
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-11-M-0278
Award Amount: $149,999.00


In recent years, the need for highly reliable, durable and non-intrusive systems for monitoring the health condition of naval structures becomes more and more recognized. Of particular importance is the condition based maintenance of Navy rotating machinery (motors, generators, pumps, gear systems, etc.). Such Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems should be able to detect failures in their early stages so that the repairs would be less expensive or, even better, it should be able to predict the critical conditions so that preventive actions can be taken to avoid possible damage. Albido proposes a novel system capable of structural health monitoring, particularly of measuring high-bandwidth torque of naval rotating machinery operating in extreme environments, which uses wireless true passive sensors. Albido"s sensors will be able to make both static and dynamic torque measurements on small or large shafts. Due to its small thickness and low weight, Albido"s sensors can be used on moving structures without disturbing the aerodynamic properties. The proposed system is low cost, low maintenance, reconfigurable, adaptive, scalable, easy to install on new or existing structures, and does not disrupt the environment.

Principal Investigator:

Viorel Olariu
(719) 502-1348

Business Contact:

Alfred Gnadinger
(719) 337-4318
Small Business Information at Submission:

Albido Corporation
19 Leaming Rd Colorado Springs, CO 80906-4209

EIN/Tax ID: 202234728
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3733
Contact: Gwendolyn A. Logan Gennaro
Contact Phone: (719) 255-3321