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Ultra Low-Power and Embeddable Blade-Condition Monitor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95211
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
94483
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
07 c
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Extreme Diagnostics, Inc.
2525 Arapahoe Avenue, Building E4 #262 Boulder, CO 80302-6746
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Ultra Low-Power and Embeddable Blade-Condition Monitor
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,996.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR/STTR project delivers an ultra-low power structural health monitoring (SHM) system that uses autonomous, wirelessly embedded sensors to monitor and assess structural integrity in wind turbine blades. EASE features impedance-based active SHM, which is highly sensitive to damage like cracks, delimitations, mass variations, fastener failures and stiffness changes. Blades are the only wind turbine component designed and manufactured uniquely for wind energy applications, and the blade is perhaps the most important link in component technology. Future, improved blade designs will maximize performance at the lowest possible cost, stretch rotors to greater swept areas, and increase energy capture

Principal Investigator:

Robert Owen
Dr.
3035238924
rowen@extremediagnostics.com

Business Contact:

Robert Owen
Dr.
3035238924
rowen@extremediagnostics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Extreme Diagnostics, Inc.
6960 Firerock Court Boulder, CO 80301

EIN/Tax ID: 810555081
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Office of Sponsored Programs
1880 Pratt Drive, Suite 2006 (MC 0170)
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Contact: Linda Bucy
Contact Phone: 5402315281