LUBRICANT ON-LINE MONITOR

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5256
Amount: $40,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Cape Cod Research Inc
P.o. Box 600, Buzzards Bay, MA, 02532
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 R. Scott Morris
Title: Vice President
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
LUBRICANT QUALITY SIGNIFICANTLY INFLUENCES THE RELIABILITY, LIFE AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF VIRTUALLY ALL SYSTEMS. HOWEVER, THERE EXISTS NO RELIABLE, ON-LINE PERFORMANCE MONITORING TECHNIQUE FOR REDUCING UNSCHEDULED DOWNTIME AND IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY. THIS RESEARCH STUDIES THE FEASIBILITY OF MONITORING THE MANYCHANGES WHICH TAKE PLACE DURING THE SERVICE LIFE OF A LUBRICATING OIL BY MONITORING COLOR CHANGES IN DYED IONOMER FILMS. IF SUCCESSFUL, THIS RESEARCH WILL DEMONSTRATE THAT SENSOR DEVICES UTILIZING LIGHT FIBERS COATED WITH DYED IONOMERS CANFOLLOW THE CHANGES THAT TAKE PLACE IN A LUBRICANT DURING THELIFE OF THE LUBRICANT.

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