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Autonomous Self-powered (ASP) Structural Health Monitoring system

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73674
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-163-3049
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Acellent Technologies, Inc.
835 Stewart Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94085-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Autonomous Self-powered (ASP) Structural Health Monitoring system
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R081
Award Amount: $120,000.00
 

Abstract:

Acellent Technologies proposes to develop a self-powered structural health monitoring system for use in monitoring of mission critical structures such as missiles or combat vehicles in the field. The proposed system will be completely autonomous having the capabilities for (1) Energy harvesting for self-power generation, (2) Integrated sensors for robustness, (3) Sensor self-calibration for improved reliability and (4) Real-time damage detection in both metal and advanced composite material structures. The basis for the development will be Acellent's SMART Layer technology that utilizes a network of sensor embedded in a thin dielectric film to query and monitor the integrity of a structure. Phase I will focus on proving feasibility of utilizing the energy harvested by a piezoelectric sensor network for structural health monitoring. The development will be conducted in close collaboration with The Boeing Company. The developed system will be extremely portable, will provide for convenience and automation of inspection and can reduce structural life-cycle costs.

Principal Investigator:

Amrita Kumar
Director Projects & Technology
4087451188
akumar@acellent.com

Business Contact:

Irene Li
President
4087451188
irene_li@acellent.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ACELLENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
155C-3 Moffett Park Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089

EIN/Tax ID: 770377143
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No