Passive Wireless Corrosion-Monitoring Tags

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$374,923.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-14-C-0040
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5463
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12a-T001
Solicitation Number:
2012.A
Small Business Information
1718 Peachtree Street, Suite 390, Atlanta, GA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
796514763
Principal Investigator:
Brian English
President
(404) 382-1260
brian.english@engeniusmicro.com
Business Contact:
Larry Heaton
VP Operations
(404) 382-9646
chris.heaton@engeniusmicro.com
Research Institute:
Georgia Institute of Technology
Mark G Allen
791 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30332-
(404) 894-9419
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
EngeniusMicro and the Georgia Institute of Technology propose a passive wireless sensor platform for the monitoring of corrosion on aircraft and for stored aircraft components. Multiple volumes, chambers, and compartments within aircraft are susceptible to corrosion damage because they are exposed to moisture, they trap heat, and they are difficult to inspect. Placing passive wireless corrosion sensors in these areas would enable maintenance technicians to quickly assess the corrosive potential, or level of actual corrosion over the lifetime of the asset. The passive sensor would be scanned by an external reader and would indicate that the corrosivity within the chamber has increased or reached a critical value. Ideally, this reading could be taken without opening the chamber. This would decrease inspection time, increase inspection coverage, and enable inspections more often while yielding historical quantitative data as to structure corrosion. These sensors could also be integrated into prognosis models that allow predictive maintenance actions as part of the aircraft"s health monitoring system. EngeniusMicro will develop these sensors with fabrication support and design from Georgia Institute of Technology.

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