Point of Use Oil Quality Analysis

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,185.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-04-C-0077
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-0138
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
A03-232
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Small Business Information
AMERICAN SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
888 West Big Beaver Road, Suite #420, Troy, MI, 48084
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
825033756
Principal Investigator:
Michael Losh
V.P. Core Technology Oper
(248) 362-4100
mlosh@amsystech.com
Business Contact:
Brian Crankshaw
V.P. Gov. Bus. Operations
(248) 362-4100
bcrankshaw@amsystech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ASTI proposes to identify and evaluate the most promising new oil condition measurement techniques and develop sensor device concepts that can be used in point of use on-board and/or hand-held oil condition analyzers. ASTI now believes the best options for new oil condition sensors are mid-infrared optical methods and chemically selective binding agents on micro-electromechanical detectors. Technical objectives include: * Assess and analyze the gap between the capabilities of current state of the art sensor devices and the expectations of the US Army * Identify novel sensing methods that have not been integrated into on-board or hand-held systems before * Assess the sensing capability of the proposed methods against AOAP capabilities * Eliminate from consideration methods that do not advance the state of the art for on-board and hand-held systems * Define likely embeddable device concepts that utilize the best sensing methods * Rank the devices on overall estimated performance and feasibility * List areas of significant predicted impact on AOAP and logistics operations by the proposed sensors and propose communications protocols

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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