Novel Torque Sensing for Condition Based Maintenance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0279
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-030-0170
Amount: $79,934.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N11A-T030
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Small Business Information
Techno-Sciences, Inc.
11750 Beltsville Drive, 3rd Floor, Beltsville, MD, -
DUNS: 061997029
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ashish Purekar
 Principal Investigator
 (240) 790-0582
 purekara@technosci.com
Business Contact
 Sandra Selha
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (240) 790-0620
Email: selhas@technosci.com
Research Institution
 University of Maryland
 Alison Flatau
 Dept. of Aerospace Engineering
3110b Kim Bldg
College Park, MD, 20742-
 (301) 405-1131
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Torque sensing poses a challenge for condition based maintenance as information from the rotating component needs to be sent to the fixed frame. Slip rings may be used though implementation and reliability are areas of concern. A non-contact method of torque sensing using magnetostrictive materials can eliminate the need for a slip ring and can provide useful information for component health monitoring. A system with an integrated data acquisition and signal analysis would allow for a small form factor device to determine the health of rotating shafts.

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