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Distributed Wireless Sensor Network for Structural Health Monitoring of Ships

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0200
Agency Tracking Number: N101-095-1166
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-095
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-05-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-03-09
Small Business Information
19 Leaming Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
United States
DUNS: 171714566
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Viorel Olariu
 (719) 502-1348
Business Contact
 Alfred Gnadinger
Title: CEO
Phone: (719) 337-4318
Research Institution

In recent years, the need for highly reliable, durable and non-intrusive systems for monitoring the health condition of naval structures becomes more and more recognized. Such Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems should be able to detect failures in their early stages so that the repairs would be less expensive or, even better, it should be able to predict the critical conditions so that preventive actions can be taken to avoid possible damage. Albido proposes a system capable of structural health monitoring, particularly of measuring high-bandwidth strain and temperature of naval structures operating in extreme environments, which uses wireless true passive sensors. Albido’s sensors will be able to make both static and oscillatory strain measurements on small or large areas. Due to its small thickness and low weight, Albido’s sensors can also be used on moving structures without disturbing the aerodynamic properties. The proposed system is low cost, low maintenance, reconfigurable, adaptive, scalable up to more than 500 sensors, easy to install on new or existing structures, and does not disrupt the environment.

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