Battery Optimized for Long Term Storage and Intermittent Use

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-02-C-3026
Award Id:
54693
Agency Tracking Number:
O012-0381
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
431 New Karner Road, Albany, NY, 12205
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
024431947
Principal Investigator:
Gordon Hirschman
Senior Program Director
(518) 456-9919
ghirschman@fosmiltech.com
Business Contact:
Douglas McCauley
General Manager
(518) 456-9919
dmccauley@fosmiltech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Bearing failures are among the most costly, troublesome forms of breakdowns on mission critical machines within the Navy. A failed bearing causes extended downtime and high repair costs, particularly when secondary machine damage occurs. Magnetic chipdetectors, simple vibration monitoring devices, and spectrographic oil analysis do not detect bearing distress until the bearing is in the later stages of failure. Recent advances in digital signal processing and sensor technology have improved on this,providing months-in-advance notice of a bearing failure, expressed in terms of Remaining Useful Life (RUL). A wireless sensor system is proposed that will take these advances to the next level and develop the statistical confidence accuracy required fortrouble-free life prognosis for the monitored bearings. This sensor will easily integrate into a shipboard condition-based maintenance (CBM) system and will ultimately be applicable to bearings in a range of shipboard machinery operating in an at-seaenvironment. The market for wireless sensor technology extends far beyond DoD applications to include power generation, transportation, petrochemical, food processing, and pulp and paper industries.

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