Smart Pipeline Network - Seal Sensor System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DTRT57-12-C-10050
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
DTRT57-12-C-10050
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
12.1-PH1
Solicitation Number:
1
Small Business Information
511 East Colfax Avenue, South Bend, IN, 46617-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
062808014
Principal Investigator:
BartonBennett
Technology Development & Innovation
(574) 257-7555
barton.bennett@odyssian.com
Business Contact:
SusanBennett
President Business & Finance
(574) 257-7555
susan.bennett@odyssian.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This PHMSA SBIR focuses on the development of a Seal Sensor System. When combined with the Pipe and Repair 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, sensor-seals having both sealing and force sensing functionality, as well, as smart-seals having integrated leak detection micro-sensors will be further developed and adapted for pipeline use. Concepts and designs will be developed for a networked seal sensing system capable of sensing the pinpoint location of a leak or impending leak, as well as sensing state of the seals. In Phase I, the scope will include the development of a Seal 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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