In-Line Electro-Sieve Oil Debris Analyzer

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$359,172.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911W6-11-C-0051
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4636
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-033
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
20600 Gramercy Place, Building 100, Torrance, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
153865951
Principal Investigator:
AlexanderNaumov
Group Leader
(310) 320-3088
ITProposals@poc.com
Business Contact:
GordonDrew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
gedrew@poc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
To address the Army need for nonmetallic/metallic oil debris-monitoring sensors for use on rotorcraft transmissions and turboshaft engines, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to complete the development of a new in line Electro-Sieve Oil Debris Analyzer (ESODA). ESODA is based on an innovative sensor concept using dielectric properties to reliably identify the debris material. In Phase I POC designed and developed a laboratory prototype, which was used for ESODA feasibility demonstration. The major achievement is demonstration that ESODA interdigital capacitance (IDC) sensors can detect and discriminate ceramic particles in oil flow from metal particles and air bubbles. In Phase II POC will optimize the ESODA prototype with emphasis on its compatibility with the health and usage monitoring system (HUMS) through analysis of HUMS interface requirements, particularly ARINC 429. We will establish cooperation with General Electric, the developer of the avionics HUMS. These Phase II efforts will culminate in a full-scale ESODA prototype for comprehensive testing and demonstration in a rig test. The ESODA GUI prototype developed in Phase I will be upgraded in Phase II in accordance with Army requirements for user-friendly data analysis and diagnostics of bearing health.

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