Viscosity-Enhanced Oil Quality Sensor for Machinery Center Equipment Monitoring

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$399,843.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8501-08-C-0035
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-035-0153
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
IMPACT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd, Rochester, NY, 14623
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Carl Byington
Director, Systems Enginee
(585) 627-1926
carl.byington@impact-tek.com
Business Contact:
Mark Redding
President
(585) 627-1902
mark.redding@impact-tek.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Maintaining the health of fluid systems is critically important to preventing breakdowns and maximizing machinery performance. Current fluid quality analysis practices are based on a laborious and expensive oil sample analysis program in which samples drawn from equipment are sent to a laboratory for detailed analysis of debris, contaminations, and lubricity. Impact Technologies has developed the Smart Oil Sensor (SOS) to overcome these hurdles and provide real-time, in-situ measurements of lubricant health through electrochemical measurement. While the SOS measurements provide indications of health state changes, they do not provide a direct correlation with viscosity. Accordingly, Impact proposes to integrate on-line viscosity sensing into their Smart Oil Sensor. The resulting smart sensor will embody the sensing, embedded processing and communications protocols necessary to provide actionable health state information for critical machinery at the Robins Air Logistics Center.

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