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:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-035
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
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 P.E.
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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