Lubricant Condition and Metal Analysis Sensor System (LUCAS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,567.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911W6-09-C-0021
Award Id:
87101
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-025-0633
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
200 Canal View Blvd, Rochester, NY, 14623
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073955507
Principal Investigator:
CarlByington
Director, Systems Engineering
(585) 424-1990
carl.byington@impact-tek.com
Business Contact:
MarkRedding
President
(585) 424-1990
mark.redding@impact-tek.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with GasTOPS Inc., proposes a miniaturized, integrated, on-line sensing solution for detection of lubricant quality, metal wear debris and debris elemental analysis. The multi-sensor device created in this program will serve as a direct replacement for legacy chip detectors currently employed to detect metal particles in aircraft lubrication systems. Key tasks of this Phase I effort include: 1) feasibility studies to enable technologies for on-line small scale wear metal elemental analysis; 2) miniaturization (MEMS) and adaptation of Impact's broadband electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) technology for lubricant quality monitoring; 3) conceptual design of a small-scale sensor for application to chip detector ports that integrates wear particle quantification and oil quality detection; and 4) Design and fabrication of macro level prototypes of each of the sensing technologies identified for inclusion. A prototype system will be created and the technology developed will be demonstrated to Army personnel and other stakeholders at the end of this Phase I program.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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