Autonomous Self-powered (ASP) Structural Health Monitoring system

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R081
Agency Tracking Number: A043-163-3049
Amount: $120,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-163
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
155C-3 Moffett Park Drive, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089
DUNS: 043688410
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Amrita Kumar
 Director Projects & Technology
 (408) 745-1188
Business Contact
 Irene Li
Title: President
Phone: (408) 745-1188
Research Institution
Acellent Technologies proposes to develop a self-powered structural health monitoring system for use in monitoring of mission critical structures such as missiles or combat vehicles in the field. The proposed system will be completely autonomous having the capabilities for (1) Energy harvesting for self-power generation, (2) Integrated sensors for robustness, (3) Sensor self-calibration for improved reliability and (4) Real-time damage detection in both metal and advanced composite material structures. The basis for the development will be Acellent's SMART Layer technology that utilizes a network of sensor embedded in a thin dielectric film to query and monitor the integrity of a structure. Phase I will focus on proving feasibility of utilizing the energy harvested by a piezoelectric sensor network for structural health monitoring. The development will be conducted in close collaboration with The Boeing Company. The developed system will be extremely portable, will provide for convenience and automation of inspection and can reduce structural life-cycle costs.

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