Autonomous Self-powered (ASP) Structural Health Monitoring system

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$730,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-06-C-0339
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-163-3049
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ACELLENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
155C-3 Moffett Park Drive,, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
043688410
Principal Investigator:
Amrita Kumar
Director, Projects & Tech
(408) 745-1188
akumar@acellent.com
Business Contact:
Irene Li
President
(408) 745-1188
irene_li@acellent.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Acellent Technologies has proposed 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 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 detection of impact damage and location on structures. In Phase I the primary focus was on proving the feasibility of energy harvesting using Acellent's SMART Layer and developing the requirements for prototype system development in Phase II. An energy harvesting team was also formed that includes, Acellent, Boeing, SRI International and VirginiaTech. In Phase II the team will design the sensor and power storage for maximum power generation as well as investigate applications for the developed system.

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