Multi-Modal Oil Quality and Debris Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,929.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-14-C-0104
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N132-088-1001
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N132-088
Solicitation Number:
2013.2
Small Business Information
2560 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY, 14850-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
152761375
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Gerardi
Project Manager
(607) 257-0533
jg@idiny.com
Business Contact:
Kumar Seetharam
Contract Administrator
(607) 257-0533
ks@idiny.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
An integrated oil quality and debris monitoring system is proposed to provide automated oil analysis capability directly on-platform. The overall program objective is to develop a packaging with form factor and interconnections that permit direct substitution of existing debris monitoring systems on applicable end-items. A multi-modal sensor approach is proposed using proven technologies that can readily be incorporated into a sensor package with minimal development effort to enable rapid development and deployment to air platforms such as the Joint Strike Fighter. During Phase I, the feasibility of the integrated sensor concept will be demonstrated in the lab based on anticipated failure modes. A sensor design concept will be developed including all necessary sensor suite instrumentation, embedded electronics and processing for operating as an automated system. Phase II will develop a to-scale prototype system for testing by the Navy. This system is expected to provide real-time diagnostic information and characterization of the lubricant condition. An in-line sensor would provide rapid on-site assessment in order to avoid significant delays in servicing the aircraft. The sensor system is expected to find widespread application for both military and commercial lubrications systems.

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