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Operational Sand and Particulate Sensor System for Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0669
Agency Tracking Number: N18A-023-0286
Amount: $1,498,705.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N18A-T023
Solicitation Number: 18.A
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-09-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-03-14
Small Business Information
7970 Cherry Avenue, Suite 303
Fontana, CA 92336
United States
DUNS: 163230142
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gregor Waldherr
 Principal Engineer
 (855) 438-4258
Business Contact
 Hai Lin
Phone: (855) 435-4258
Research Institution
 Hal Technology, LLC
 Natalie Tedford Natalie Tedford
7970 Cherry Avenue Suite 303
Fontana, CA 92336
United States

 (949) 824-2683
 Nonprofit College or University

Gas turbine engines with prolonged exposure to sand and dust are susceptible to component and performance degradation and ultimately engine failure. Our proposed sensor will use an innovative hybrid and complimentary discrimination approach to incorporate material identification along with capability of size, size distributions, and concentration while maintaining the same form factor of the current sensor platform. We will use a systematic test matrix to characterize and demonstrate advanced prototype sensors’ capabilities. Our sensor can be integrated into an engine health management system to allow early warning of excessive dust loading and enhance durability of an aeroturbine engine.

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