Robust Hydration System Reservoir Level Meter

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-07-C-0093
Agency Tracking Number: O063-H02-3204
Amount: $99,964.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD06-H02
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
340 Usher Rd., Madison, AL, 35757
DUNS: 148689842
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Herbert Fluhler
 Owner
 (256) 651-5673
 huf2000@aol.com
Business Contact
 Herbert Fluhler
Title: Owner
Phone: (256) 830-9023
Email: huf2000@aol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A truly robust method for measuring the fullness of a collapsible bladder canteen based on induction is proposed. The theory is first developed, and then a highly realistic set of quantitative experiments are performed to characterize the real phenomenology. It is found that the proposed method provides an extremely robust method that stands up to several additional abusive follow-on experiments that try, but fail, to "break it". The method is eminently produceable with off the shelf parts and circuits, will run well over a year on a simple watch battery and literally meets all the solicitiation requirements with margin to spare.

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