In-situ Measurement of Automotive Fluids Degradation by Micro-ESR Spectrometry

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,920.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-06-C-0064
Award Id:
74107
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-223-1969
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
One Merrill Crossing, Bow, NH, 03304
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
009643904
Principal Investigator:
JamesWhite
Senior Engineer
(617) 818-3332
jwhite@mit.edu
Business Contact:
RichardSlocum
Business Manager
(603) 672-7007
slocuminky@verizon.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Optimized preventative maintenance schedules and in-situ monitoring of vehicle fluid conditions are essential for vehicle reliability, especially when operating in extreme conditions. In the particular case of engine oil, while many types of sensors exist, none directly measure in real time the chemical changes occurring as the oil degrades. A novel, miniature electron spin resonance oil condition sensor that electronically detects free radical concentration in engine oil is proposed. In combination with commercially-available pH, dielectric and humidity sensors adapted for automotive use, a full suite of onboard vehicle fluid diagnostic sensors can be implemented.

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