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Company Information:

Company Name: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation
City: Knoxville
State: TN
Zip+4: 37923-4505
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (865) 692-1756

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,843,779.66 28
SBIR Phase II $16,046,551.35 21
STTR Phase I $149,987.00 1
STTR Phase II $999,873.00 1

Award List:

THIS PROJECT INVOLVES A NEW APPROACH FOR A LOW POWER FOURIER TRANSFORM PROCESSOR.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: T.w. kerlin , INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,916.00
Abstract:
This project involves a new approach for a low power fourier transform processor. an algorithm which requires no multiplications in the fourier transformation has been developed. it is to be implemented and tested in this program. the algorithm is well suited for real-time spectral analysis at… More

DETERMINATION OF INSTALLED THERMOCOUPLE RESPONSE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: H M Hashemian
Award Amount: $443,000.00
Abstract:
The project will involve adptation of the loop current step response method invented and developed by the project participants for determining installed thermocouple response for type j, k and e thermocouples used in turbine engine test facilities. the method involves processing data from a cooling… More

THE PROJECT WILL INVOLVE ADAPTATION AND VALIDATION OF NOISE SIGNAL ANALYSIS FOR MONITORING OF OPERABILITY OF THE PROCESSSENSORS IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Hashem m. hashemian , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,896.00
Abstract:
The project will involve adaptation and validation of noise signal analysis for monitoring of operability of the processsensors in nuclear power plants. the project will focus on developing microcomputer-based algorithms and procedures forcontinuous, unattended monitoring of sensors as the process… More

DEGRATION OF NUCLEAR PLANT TEMPERATURE SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NRC
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,087.00

DEGRATION OF NUCLEAR PLANT TEMPERATURE SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NRC
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $152,000.00
Abstract:
Safety system temperature sensors in nuclear power plants are subject to performance degration becaise pf aging effects. a program of laboratory testing and in-situ testingis needed to ensure that aging does not lead to reduced safety and availability. much of the technology needed for this program… More

IN-SITU RESPONSE TIME TESTING OF NUCLEAR PLANT PRESSURE SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Hm hashemian
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The development of noise analysis for in-situ response time testing of safety system pressure sensors in nuclear powerplants is under way. the technique is based on recording the naturally occurring fluctuations that exist at the output of pressure sensors as the plant is operating. these… More

EFFECT OF AGING ON RESPONSE TIME OF NUCLEAR PLANT PRESSURE SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NRC
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

EFFECT OF AGING ON RESPONSE TIME OF NUCLEAR PLANT PRESSURE SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NRC
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,439.00
Abstract:
Periodic response time testing has been performed for the past twelve years on the safety system pressure sensors in many nuclear power plants. however, the results of these tests are not reliable for assessment of aging effects. theis because inadequate methods and procedures have been used in… More

ASSESSMENT OF SMART SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONVENTIONAL ANDADVANCED LWRS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NRC
Principal Investigator: H M Hashemian
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ASSESSMENT OF SMART SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONVENTIONAL ANDADVANCED LWRS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NRC
Principal Investigator: H M Hashemian
Award Amount: $247,320.00
Abstract:
A research project is proposed to evaluate the suitability of newly developed smart sensor technologies for both of thefollowing nuclear power plant applications: management of aging degradation of safety system temperatureand pressure sensors in conventional lwrs smart temperature and pressure… More

Improved Temperature Measurement in Composite Material for Aerospace Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: H.M. Hashemian
Award Amount: $49,561.00

NEW SENSOR FOR MEASUREMENT OF AIR MOVEMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NRC
Principal Investigator: H M Hashemian
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal is prepared in direct response to the nrc's solicitation for an improved device to measure air movement for personnel radiation protection and health physics applications in nuclear facilities. the purpose of the new device is to properly locate air samplers so that the air sampled is… More

DETERMINATION OF INSTALLED THERMOCOUPLE RESPONSE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: H M Hashemian
Award Amount: $69,012.00

EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF FIBER OPTIC PRESSURE SENSORS FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NRC
Principal Investigator: H M Hashemian
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Improved Temperature Measurement in Composite Material for Aerospace Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: H.M. Hashemian
Award Amount: $499,878.00

EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF FIBER OPTIC PRESSURE SENSORS FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NRC
Principal Investigator: H M Hashemian
Award Amount: $187,573.00
Abstract:
As a result of recent problems such as the oil loss phenomenon in some models of rosemount pressure transmitters, the nuclear industry has become interested in fiber optic pressure transmitters. these transmitters are potential candidates to replace the existing pressure transmitters in the safety… More

On-Line Monitoring of Accuracy and Reliability of Instrumentation and Health of Nuclear Power Plants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: H. M. Hashemian, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,765.00
Abstract:
The nuclear power industry continues to depend largely on antiquated methods and hands-on maintenance for its instrumentation, for plant-aging management, and health monitoring. This project will develop on-line monitoring technology that will help establish the accuracy and reliability of nuclear… More

Wireless Sensors for Equipment Health and Condition Monitoring in Nuclear Power Plants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Hashem M. Hashemian, Mr
Award Amount: $99,628.00
Abstract:
Wireless sensors are becoming very popular in industrial processes for process measurement and control, condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, and management of accidents and mishaps. Over the next few years, these wireless sensors are targeted for full implementation in nuclear power… More

On-Line Monitoring of Accuracy and Reliability of Instrumentation and Health of Nuclear Power Plants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: H. m. Hashemian, Mr
Award Amount: $749,609.00
Abstract:
The nuclear power industry continues to depend largely on hands-on antiquated methods for maintenance of its equipment, for plant-aging management, and for health monitoring. As such, advanced maintenance technologies are needed for current and next generation nuclear power plants. This project… More

Application of Wireless Sensors for Predictive Maintenance of Rotating Equipment in DOE's Research Reactors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Hashem M. Hashemian, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,978.00
Abstract:
Research reactors such as the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have a long history of service to the nation and are expected to continue to operate successfully for many more years.… More

Wireless Sensors for Equipment Health and Condition Monitoring in Nuclear Power Plants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Hashem M. Hashemian, Mr
Award Amount: $749,899.00
Abstract:
Power generation utilities are striving to use wireless technologies in nuclear power plants, but a number of important challenges must be overcome. These challenges include infrastructure issues, security risks, reliability questions, and interference problems. This project will develop a… More

Advanced Techniques for On-Line Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics of Digital Rod Position Indication Systems for Existing and Next Generation Nuclear Power Plants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Greg Morton, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,978.00
Abstract:
The designs of many existing Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs) incorporate a Digital Rod Position Indication (DRPI) system to monitor the positions of the control and shutdown rods within the reactor. These DRPI systems have been in service for over 30 years in nuclear power stations worldwide, and… More

Application of Wireless Sensors for Predictive Maintenance of Rotating Equipment in DOE's Research Reactors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Hashem M. Hashemian, Mr.
Award Amount: $749,736.00
Abstract:
Research reactors in the United States use numerous motors, compressors, fans, turbines, and other rotating equipment that need systematic maintenance. These devices could benefit from advanced predictive maintenance techniques that have become available in recent years. Although some reactor… More

On-Line Monitoring Technology for Aging Management and Life Extension of the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at Idaho National Laboratory

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Hashem Hashemian, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,711.00
Abstract:
The Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has a long history of service to the nation and is expected to continue to operate for many more years. Recently, ATR was designated as a user facility, making it accessible to a wider spectrum of researchers, engineers, and… More

Autonomus I&C Maintenance and Health Monitoring System for Fission Surface Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Hashem M. Hashemian, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,778.00
Abstract:
There currently exists no end-to-end reactor/power conversion monitoring system that can provide both autonomous health monitoring, but also in-situ sensor calibration and response time testing without human interface. One of the key challenges facing space nuclear power systems is their extremely… More

In-Flight and Pre-Flight Detection of Pitot Tube Anomalies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Hashem (Hash) M. Hashemian, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,911.00
Abstract:
The health and integrity of aircraft sensors and instruments play a critical role in aviation safety. However, inaccurate or false readings from these same sensors/instruments can lead to improper decision-making resulting in serious if not fatal consequences. This proposal offers a research and… More

Incipient Failure Detection Device For Submerged Outboard Cables

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dan Beverly, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $79,916.00
Abstract:
A hands-on research and development effort is proposed for an advanced portable cable testing system with specific monitoring and diagnostic capabilities for submerged outboard electrical cables installed in U.S. Navy surface craft and submarines. The focus in Phase I will be on design of equipment… More

Recovery Act - A Holistic Approach for In-Situ Cable Condition Monitoring in Nuclear Power Plants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Hashem Hashemian, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,733.00
Abstract:
In the U.S., almost all 104 operating commercial nuclear power plants have applied or plan to apply for license renewal, and over 50 percent have already received approval. This allows the utilities who own these plants to operate them for up to 60 years, and discussions have already begun for a… More

Advanced Techniques for On-Line Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics of Digital Rod Position Indication Systems for Existing and Next Generation Nuclear Power Plants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Greg Morton, Mr.
Award Amount: $999,380.00
Abstract:
The designs of many existing nuclear power reactors incorporate a digital rod position indication system to monitor the positions of the control and shutdown rods within the reactor. These digital rod position indication systems have been in service for over 30 years in nuclear power stations… More

Integrated System for Management of Cable Aging in Support of Long Life Operation of Nuclear Power Plants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Greg Morton, MR.
Award Amount: $99,911.00
Abstract:
In this period of the nuclear energy renaissance and recognition of the role that nuclear energy can play in carbon free power production and energy security, the value of the existing fleet of nuclear power plants and the need for construction of additional units have become obvious in recent… More

Prognostic Methods for Predicting Remaining Useful Life of Nuclear Plant Equipment and Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Brent Shumaker, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,711.00
Abstract:
Like any large-scale industrial environment, the safe and efficient operation of a nuclear reactor is a function of the health of the equipment and components that make up the plant. Although nuclear power plants have provided a reliable source of power for the U.S. over the last four decades,… More

On-Line Monitoring Technology for Aging Management and Life Extension of the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at Idaho National Laboratory

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Hashem Hashemian, Mr.
Award Amount: $999,166.00
Abstract:
Over the last decade, on-line monitoring (OLM) technologies have become prevalent in most industrial processes including nuclear power plants for equipment and process condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, aging management, and life extension. However, research reactors have not benefited… More

Recovery Act - A Holistic Approach for In-Situ Cable Condition Monitoring in Nuclear Power Plants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Hashem Hashemian, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,193.00
Abstract:
In the U.S., almost all 104 operating commercial nuclear power plants have applied for or plan to apply for, or have already received license renewal to allow operation for up to 60 years. As the plants age, safe operation becomes increasingly important and more frequent monitoring of the health of… More

In-Flight and Pre-Flight Detection of Pitot Tube Anomalies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bradley L. Orme, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,904.00
Abstract:
The health and integrity of aircraft sensors play a critical role in aviation safety. Unfortunately, inaccurate or false readings from these sensors can lead to improper decision-making resulting in serious and sometimes fatal consequences. The research performed in Phase I demonstrated the… More

Autonomus I&C Maintenance and Health Monitoring System for Fission Surface Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brent D. Shumaker, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,869.00
Abstract:
The primary goal of this project is to design and develop an autonomous instrumentation and control (I & C) health monitoring system for space nuclear power applications. The system, once fully developed, will be able to detect system anomalies based on analytical modeling technique using data… More

Rod Control System On-Line Condition Monitoring and Advanced Diagnostics for Existing and Next Generation Nuclear Power Plants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Samuel D. Caylor, Mr. – 865-691-1756
Award Amount: $149,752.00
Abstract:
A Light Water Reactor (LWR) is equipped with control and shutdown rods that are inserted into and withdrawn from the core to control the power level in the reactor. The positioning of the control and shutdown rods is performed via the plants rod control system, which in a typical Pressurized Water… More

Integrated System for Management of Cable Aging in Support of Long Life Operation of Nuclear Power Plants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Greg W. Morton, MR.
Award Amount: $999,358.00
Abstract:
As the existing fleet of US nuclear power plants pass midlife, the aging condition of safety related systems, structures, and components (SSCs) becomes increasingly important. Electrical cables, including those used for instrumentation and control, are vital for safety related systems and problems… More

Prognostic Methods for Predicting Remaining Useful Life of Nuclear Plant Equipment and Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Brent D. Shumaker, Mr.
Award Amount: $999,389.00
Abstract:
Although nuclear power plants have provided a reliable source of power for the U.S. over the last four decades, unexpected equipment failures have resulted in losses of power production and millions of dollars of revenue, which may have been avoided if the warning signs of impending failures had… More

Rod Control System On-Line Condition Monitoring and Advanced Diagnostics for Existing and Next Generation Nuclear Power Plants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Samuel Caylor, Mr. – 865-691-1756
Award Amount: $999,506.00
Abstract:
Aging and obsolescence issues have recently led to problems with the rod control systems of existing pressurized water reactors. These issues, along with plans for plant life extension, have prompted the industry to actively seek viable options to monitor the health of these systems in order to… More

Advanced Diagnostics for the Control Element Drive Mechanism System in Pressurized Water Reactors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Samuel Caylor, Mr. – 865-691-1756
Award Amount: $149,827.00
Abstract:
Current designs of Light Water Reactors (LWR) are equipped with control and shutdown rods that are inserted and withdrawn from the reactor core for reactivity control. In particular, the Control Element Drive Mechanism (CEDM) system is widely used for regulating plant power levels and core power… More

Online Monitoring in Small Modular Reactors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of Tennessee
Principal Investigator: Mrs. Dara Cummins, Mrs. – 865-691-1756
Award Amount: $149,987.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
Small modular reactors (SMRs) are at the forefront of the nuclear industrys options for deployment of new reactors to meet the growing electricity needs of the world. However, the designs of SMR plants are not yet far along enough to know the type and number of instruments that will be included in… More

Quantitative Methods for Reliability and Fault Tolerance Testing of Digital Instrumentation and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Greg Morton, Mr.
Award Amount: $224,532.00
Abstract:
Obsolescence, aging, reliability, and performance issues are driving nuclear facilities to replace conventional analog I & amp;C systems with digital technologies. The increased complexity of digital systems, compared to their analog counterparts, has resulted in faults that are often more… More

Condition Monitoring of Live Cables in Nuclear Power Plants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dustin Nace, Mr.
Award Amount: $224,447.00
Abstract:
No method currently exists for detecting intermittent faults in nuclear power plant cable circuits, which include circuit components, connectors, and end devices. Conventional techniques can locate hard faults, such as open or short circuits, but not the intermittent faults that occur … More

Development of an In-Situ Method for Cable Condition Monitoring in Nuclear Power Plants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Casey Sexton, Mr.
Award Amount: $149,776.00
Abstract:
In the U.S., almost all the 104 operating commercial nuclear power plants have applied or plan to apply for license renewal, many of which have recently received approval. This has given rise to questions about the aging of structures, systems, and components (SSCs) that are important to plant… More

Online Monitoring in Small Modular Reactors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of Tennessee
Principal Investigator: Hashem Hashemian, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,873.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) are one of the most compelling options for meeting the growing clean energy demands of the U.S. While safer and costing less to build and operate than their conventional counterparts, the unique requirements of SMRs pose significant challenges to the maintenance of… More

Advanced Diagnostics for the Control Element Drive Mechanism System in Pressurized Water Reactors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Samuel Caylor, Mr.
Award Amount: $999,220.00
Abstract:
A light water reactor is equipped with control and shutdown rods which are inserted into and withdrawn from the reactor core to control reactivity. The positioning of the control and shutdown rods is performed in Combustion Engineering designed plants with the control element drive mechanism… More

Instrumentation and Conrol Design for Small Modular Reactors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Edwin Riggsbee, Mr.
Award Amount: $149,976.83
Abstract:
Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) of light water designs are moving toward deployment and advanced SMRs are on their way to becoming a reality. Although the fundamental design characteristics of these reactors are well established, a list of important issues still remains. Among them is the… More

Strategy for Implementation of Fixed and Mobile Wireless Technologies in Crowded and Confined EMI Environments of Nuclear Power Plants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Chad Kiger, Mr.
Award Amount: $149,976.83
Abstract:
Wireless technologies have increased efficiency in many industrial settings across the world by enabling a mobile workforce and improving communications. In fact, some studies project that wireless implementation could save nuclear facilities up to $6,000,000 per year in the maintenance department… More

Development of an In-Situ Method for Cable Condition Monitoring in Nuclear Power Plants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Casey Sexton, Mr.
Award Amount: $999,476.44
Abstract:
As nuclear power plants extend their operating life beyond 40 years, attention is being focused on the health of the insulation material of important cables. Faced with the prospect of an extremely expensive, wholesale replacement of thousands of miles of cables, nuclear facilities need a… More

Quantitative Methods for Reliability and Fault Tolerance Testing of Digital Instrumentation and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Greg Morton, Mr.
Award Amount: $1,498,794.78
Abstract:
Replacement of obsolete analog systems with software-based digital systems in nuclear facilities has been hindered by significant costs associated with traditional quality assurance testing. This project proposes advanced software validation tools that will ensure that digital systems are safe,… More

Condition Monitoring of Live Cables in Nuclear Power Plants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dustin Nace, Mr.
Award Amount: $1,474,841.13
Abstract:
As the current fleet of operating nuclear power plants ages, equipment degrades and causes increased incidences of failures which lead to plant shutdowns. This proposal offers to develop testing technology for fault detection in live electrical circuits to identify and resolve problems as they… More