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In-situ Measurement of Automotive Fluids Degradation by Micro-ESR Spectrometry

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
74107
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-223-1969
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AESOP, INC.
One Merrill Crossing Bow, NH 03304
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: In-situ Measurement of Automotive Fluids Degradation by Micro-ESR Spectrometry
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-06-C-0064
Award Amount: $69,920.00
 

Abstract:

Optimized preventative maintenance schedules and in-situ monitoring of vehicle fluid conditions are essential for vehicle reliability, especially when operating in extreme conditions. In the particular case of engine oil, while many types of sensors exist, none directly measure in real time the chemical changes occurring as the oil degrades. A novel, miniature electron spin resonance oil condition sensor that electronically detects free radical concentration in engine oil is proposed. In combination with commercially-available pH, dielectric and humidity sensors adapted for automotive use, a full suite of onboard vehicle fluid diagnostic sensors can be implemented.

Principal Investigator:

James White
Senior Engineer
6178183332
jwhite@mit.edu

Business Contact:

Richard Slocum
Business Manager
6036727007
slocuminky@verizon.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

AESOP, INC.
One Merrill Crossing Bow, NH 03304

EIN/Tax ID: 020466659
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No