Smart Optical Sensor Array for Hydraulic Fluidic Analysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-04-C-0099
Agency Tracking Number: A032-0518
Amount: $119,804.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-218
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
755 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
DUNS: 103627316
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Philippe Bado
 Chief Technology Officer
 (734) 528-6330
 philippebado@translume.com
Business Contact
 Eric Jacobson
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (734) 528-6371
Email: ericjacobson@translume.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The overall objective of our program is to develop in-line/on-line systems for hydraulic fluid contamination monitoring. These systems will be based around an array of inexpensive, robust optical sensors, which may be complemented with other commercial sensors. During this Phase I our technical objective is to demonstrate our sensor array ability to detect solid (metal) particulates in hydraulic fluid. During the Phase I option period our technical objective is to demonstrate a correlation between the sensor array response and the contamination level of the hydraulic fluid. Water contamination detection will be addressed during the Phase II.

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