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Passive Wireless Corrosion-Monitoring Tags

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-14-C-0040
Agency Tracking Number: A2-5463
Amount: $374,923.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A12a-T001
Solicitation Number: 2012.A
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-12-23
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-12-23
Small Business Information
1718 Peachtree Street Suite 390
Atlanta, GA -
United States
DUNS: 796514763
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Brian English
 (404) 382-1260
Business Contact
 Larry Heaton
Title: VP Operations
Phone: (404) 382-9646
Research Institution
 Georgia Institute of Technology
 Mark G Allen
791 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-
United States

 (404) 894-9419
 Nonprofit college or university

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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