Low Cost Missile Environmental Monitor (LCMEM)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00421-02-C-3205
Agency Tracking Number: N011-1204
Amount: $749,057.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Mide Technology Corp.
200 Boston Avenue Suite 2500, Medford, MA, 02155
DUNS: 786127522
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 M.C. van Schoor
 (781) 306-0609
Business Contact
 P. Botha
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 306-0609
Email: petra@mide.com
Research Institution
"A low-cost low-profile environmental monitor is proposed. Themonitor will be installed in Tomahawk All Up Rounds (AURs) tomonitor temperature, pressure, humidity and shock. TheInformation recorded by the monitor will be interfaced with theNavy?s Advanced Technology Ordnance Surveillance System (ATOS).For VLS configured AURs, the monitor will also detect when morethan 1/8 inch of any liquid is present in the MK 10 canister.When this level of liquid is detected, the monitor will provide aclosure to the appropriate pins of the canister?s main umbilicalconnector that will activate the VLS fuel leak alarm.The battery-powered monitor will be able to record and store datafor a minimum of one year. The data will be time stamped toallow the data to be synchronized with the phases of the missile.Phase II will develop a monitor and integrate the monitor on AURsand demonstrate the interface with the Navy?s ATOS.BENEFITS: The environmental monitor will allow the Navy to better plan maintenance of Tomahawk missiles and thus significantly reduce cost. The safety features provided by the monitor will also limit failures with potentially catastrophic results. Alow-power environmental monitor has wide and significant commercial application. Transportation of expensive and sensitive equipment can be monitored. The monitor can, as for the Navy, allow for better maintenance planning and protect against lifethreatening failures."

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