Smart Optical Sensor Array for Hydraulic Fluidic Analysis

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,975.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W56HZV-04-C-0706
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-0518
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TRANSLUME
655 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
103627316
Principal Investigator:
Philippe Bado
President & CTO
(734) 528-6330
philippebado@translume.com
Business Contact:
Eric Jacobson
Vice President
(734) 528-6371
ericjacobson@translume.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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