Miniature Corrosion Sensor Hub to Monitor Difficult-to-Access Aircraft Structure with Complex Geometry.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,989.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-08-C-0089
Award Id:
82898
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-169-0205
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6022 Constitution Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
094142122
Principal Investigator:
KennethBlemel
Vice President
(505) 255-8611
kenneth_blemel@mgtsciences.com
Business Contact:
MarleneBlemel
President
(505) 255-8611
kay_blemel@mgtsciences.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
MSI specializes in design and commercialization of miniature intelligent low power instrumentation systems that process data from sensors in scripted Bayesian algorithms in a "rules engine" application. Recently MSI received a US patent a new monitoring methodology for difficult-to-access aircraft structure with complex geometry. Our product will incorporate a tiny processor and a power scavenger circuit in a tape that supports ribbonized sensitized fiber strands. The ribbonized sensitized strands will extend around, under, and on a structure such as a magnesium gearbox housing, a highly complex geometry casting up to 3 cu ft in size. Deterioration or damage to the ribbonized strands will indicate, probabilistically, that damage is occurring to the item under test. The sensor hub will incorporate a low power electronic circuit called the Embeddable Programmable Instrumentation Circuit (EPIC) which is designed for creating stand-alone low power monitoring systems for aircraft and ground vehicle CBM and PHM. The EPIC processor is very low power, capable of being powered by a energy scavenger circuit. The new module will support intermodule wireless communication, and provide interrogation and wireless offload of the state of health of the equipment being monitored to the inspector's handheld or PC.

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