A MAJOR CAUSE OF ENGINE FAILURE IN COMBAT AND TACTICAL VEHICLES IS OVERHEATING DUE TO DETERIORATION OF COOLING SYSTEM PERFORMANCE WITH TIME AND USE.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$48,981.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
3909
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
First Omega Group Inc
10205 W Exposition Ave, Lakewood, CO, 80226
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
CHARLES E BROSSIA
(303) 986-2437
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A MAJOR CAUSE OF ENGINE FAILURE IN COMBAT AND TACTICAL VEHICLES IS OVERHEATING DUE TO DETERIORATION OF COOLING SYSTEM PERFORMANCE WITH TIME AND USE. THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES THE EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT OF A COOLING SYSTEM DEGRADATION INDICATOR. THE EFFICIENCY OF A COOLING SYSTEM WILL BE ASSESSED BY COMPARING THE DEGREE OF COOLING PRESENTLY BEING ACHIEVED WITH A STANDARD VALUE THAT IS INDICATIVE OF A COOLING SYSTEM OPERATING AT ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS. FIRST OMEGA GROUP, INC. PROPOSES TO 1) DESIGN SUCH A SYSTEM USING SOLID STATE ELECTRONICS FOR TEMPERATURE SENSING AND SIGNAL PROCESSING; 2) BUILD PROTOTYPES OF THE SYSTEM; 3) EVALUATE SAME IN THE LABORATORY FOR PERFORMANCE, RELIABILITY AND COMPLIANCE WITH THE SOLICITATION. SINCE THIS DEVICE WILL ALERT OPERATORS TO A FAILING COOLING SYSTEM BEFORE DAMAGE OCCURES, SAVINGS CAN BE EXPECTED IN REDUCED MAINTENANCE COSTS, IMPROVED ENGINE EFFICIENCY AND VEHICLE UTILIZATION, AND BETTER MILITARY READINESS. FIRST OMEGA GROUP, INC. BELIEVES THIS INDICATOR CAN BE FURTHER DEVELOPED INTO A MARKETABLE PRODUCT.

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