Point of Use Oil Quality Analysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-04-C-0077
Agency Tracking Number: A032-0138
Amount: $119,185.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-232
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
888 West Big Beaver Road, Suite #420, Troy, MI, 48084
DUNS: 825033756
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Michael Losh
 V.P. Core Technology Oper
 (248) 362-4100
Business Contact
 Brian Crankshaw
Title: V.P. Gov. Bus. Operations
Phone: (248) 362-4100
Email: bcrankshaw@amsystech.com
Research Institution
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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