Smart Optical Sensor Array for Hydraulic Fluidic Analysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-04-C-0706
Agency Tracking Number: A032-0518
Amount: $729,975.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2003
Solitcitation Topic Code: A03-218
Solitcitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
655 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Duns: 103627316
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Philippe Bado
 President & CTO
 (734) 528-6330
Business Contact
 Eric Jacobson
Title: Vice President
Phone: (734) 528-6371
Research Institution
The objective of this SBIR program is to develop a robust sensing system to monitor the condition of hydraulic fluids. This system will operate reliably in a vehicular environment. The sensor will monitor the fluid for the presence of solid particulates and for trace water contamination. The sensing is done through optical means. To insure reliability the optical functions are integrated inside a block of fused silica. The fluid path is also integrated within the same fused silica block. The fluid condition status is provided to the equipment operator or the maintenance personnel via a wireless network and a graphic interface.

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