Automated Oil Reblending System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$98,828.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-08-M-0088
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-051-0084
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-051
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
ACTIVE SPECTRUM, INC.
9 Hubbard Rd., Amherst, NH, 03031
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
625147132
Principal Investigator
 James White
 President
 (650) 610-0720
 jwhite@activespectrum.com
Business Contact
 Richard Slocum
Title: General Manager
Phone: (603) 791-4370
Email: rick@activespectrum.com
Research Institution
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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