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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:
2013 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Albido Corporation
CO Colorado Springs, CO 80906-4209
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Wireless Torque Sensor for Condition Based Maintenance
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-13-C-0075
Award Amount: $499,824.00


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:

Alfred Gnadinger
(719) 337-4318

Business Contact:

Viorel Olariu
(719) 357-7250
Small Business Information at Submission:

Albido Corporation
19 Leaming Rd Colorado Springs, CO 80906-

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