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Automated Oil Reblending System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87542
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-051-0084
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Active Spectrum, Inc.
1191 Chess Dr., Suite F Foster City, CA 94404-1192
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Automated Oil Reblending System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-08-M-0088
Award Amount: $69,344.00
 

Abstract:

Precise monitoring and maintenance of engine lubricating oils is essential to extend operating life and minimize engine wear. Oil analysis has long been used by the Navy for preventative maintenance of its fleet. However, the manpower requirements for these maintenance programs place a significant burden on personnel. There is demand across all the armed services for the automation of preventative maintenance operations, and a shift to more cost-effective condition-based maintenance (CBM) programs. New technologies to automate engine maintenance are also of great interested for both manned and unmanned vehicles. We propose a feedback-controlled continuous oil blending system that will eliminate the need to ever change the oil in an engine. The system employs our novel miniature electron spin resonance spectrometer, combined with a proprietary feedback system to continuously replenish additives lost during normal engine operation, without operator intervention.

Principal Investigator:

James White
President
6506100720
jwhite@activespectrum.com

Business Contact:

Richard Slocum
General Manager
6037914370
rick@activespectrum.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ACTIVE SPECTRUM, INC.
9 Hubbard Rd. Amherst, NH 03031

EIN/Tax ID: 204121162
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No