Thermal History of Ordnance - A Colorimetric Aid during Storage and Transit

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,999.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15QKN-09-C-0153
Award Id:
87153
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-053-0960
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2531 West 237th Street, Suite 127, Torrance, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
114060861
Principal Investigator:
Uma Sampathkumaran
Director of Research
(310) 530-2011
uma.sampathkumaran-1@innosense.us
Business Contact:
Kisholoy Goswami
President and CEO
(310) 530-2011
kisholoy.goswami@innosense.us
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Army requires a time-temperature device to record and visually evaluate the environmental exposure history of ordnance during their lifecycle. In Phase I, InnoSense LLC (ISL) evaluated several material formulations and selected two for integration into a working model. They are colorimetric, reversible and irreversible temperature indicators that respond to temperatures from 100 to 200 oF. During Phase II, ISL will develop and test the prototype device with scale up in mind and deliver multiple sets of the prototype to the Army. Phase III engineering of the device will offer benefits that include: (1) reduced procurement cost, (2) long-term operational life and reliable performance at temperature extremes of Army relevance, (3) materials that visibly indicate current and past history of temperature events, (4) ease of application and adhesion to metallic or plastic surfaces, (5) UV light tolerance, and (6) application specific device footprint. Phase II work plan and Phase III goals have been outlined to expedite transitioning this technology into DOD's procurement system. ISL has received strong letters of technology interest from potential partners within the DOD community.

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