Smart Pipeline Network - Pipe & Repair Sensor System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT57-12-C-10049
Agency Tracking Number: DTRT57-12-C-10049
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: 121PH2
Solicitation Number: DTRT5712RSBIR1
Small Business Information
Odyssian Technology
511 East Colfax Avenue, South Bend, IN, 46617-
DUNS: 62808014
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Barton Bennett
 Technology Development & Innovation
 (574) 257-7555
 barton.bennett@odyssian.com
Business Contact
 Susan Bennett
Title: President Business & Finance
Phone: (574) 257-7555
Email: susan.bennett@odyssian.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This PHMSA SBIR focuses on the development of a Pipe and Repair Sensor System. When combined with the Seal Sensor System (proposed separately), this technology will allow for a Smart Pipeline Network having integrated sensor networks that provide for continuous real-time monitoring of leaks and system health. In this program, smart pipes and smart composites repair having integrated leak detection micro-sensors will be further developed and adapted for pipeline use. Concepts and designs will be developed for a networked sensing system capable of sensing the pinpoint location of a leak or impending leak, as well as monitoring structural health. In Phase I, the scope will include the development of a Pipe and Repair Sensor System for use with petroleum-based liquids, with Phase II expanding the scope to include development of a system for use with natural gas. During this program a network topography and control architecture will be developed that provides for (non-centralized) distributed intelligent control without a single point of failure vulnerability. Expertise in local area processor-based networks and TCP/IP web-based networking will be used to develop system concepts for a wide area Smart Pipeline Network supported by existing internet infrastructure.

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