Automated Oil Reblending System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,344.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-08-M-0088
Award Id:
87542
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-051-0084
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9 Hubbard Rd., Amherst, NH, 03031
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
625147132
Principal Investigator:
James White
President
(650) 610-0720
jwhite@activespectrum.com
Business Contact:
Richard Slocum
General Manager
(603) 791-4370
rick@activespectrum.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Precise monitoring and maintenance of engine lubricating oils is essential to extend operating life and minimize engine wear. Oil analysis has long been used by the Navy for preventative maintenance of its fleet. However, the manpower requirements for these maintenance programs place a significant burden on personnel. There is demand across all the armed services for the automation of preventative maintenance operations, and a shift to more cost-effective condition-based maintenance (CBM) programs. New technologies to automate engine maintenance are also of great interested for both manned and unmanned vehicles. We propose a feedback-controlled continuous oil blending system that will eliminate the need to ever change the oil in an engine. The system employs our novel miniature electron spin resonance spectrometer, combined with a proprietary feedback system to continuously replenish additives lost during normal engine operation, without operator intervention.

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