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Wireless Sensors with Advanced Detection and Prognostic Capabilities for Corrosion Health Management

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-C-0235
Agency Tracking Number: N043-256-0751
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-256
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-03-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-07-30
Small Business Information
110-1 Clematis Avenue
Waltham, MA 02453
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Neil Goldfine
 Chief Scientist
 (781) 642-9666
Business Contact
 Joni Hatem
Title: Sr. Vice President
Phone: (781) 642-9666
Research Institution

This program focuses on the delivery of practical corrosion monitoring capability to the Department of Defense for JSF and other aircraft. This includes surface-mounted and embedded MWM-Arrays for hidden metal loss monitoring, embedded dielectrometers (IDEDs) for moisture ingress monitoring, and hybrid solutions, using MWMs, IDEDs and new thermal sensors, for monitoring of corrosion in metal-metal and metal-composite joints. This program will also continue the investigation of IDEDs for corrosion protection coating (CPC) and sealant degradation monitoring, as well as IDED-based “sniffers” for environmental monitoring. The SBIR Phase II program is divided into three stages: (1) the base program includes a focus on hidden metal loss monitoring and an investigation into embedded dielectric spectroscopy for moisture ingress and sealant property monitoring; this base effort will include a limited active corrosion demonstration; (2) the first option focuses on metal loss monitoring, sealant/CPC aging, and early corrosion /corrosivity monitoring in joints, with a more extensive active corrosion demonstration; and (3) the second option includes delivery of a system upgrade for one corrosion monitoring method, development of “sniffer” technology, and decision support methods, as well as an investigation of scale-up issues.

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