In-situ Smart Corrosion Sensors for Army Missile Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,991.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-05-C-R104
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-164-0529
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
A04-164
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Small Business Information
AGINOVA, INC.
1184 Ocean Avenue, D-4, Sea Bright, NJ, 07760
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
133873575
Principal Investigator:
Ashok Sabata
Director Research & Technology
(732) 741-7065
ashok@aginova.com
Business Contact:
Ashok Sabata
Director Research & Technology
(732) 741-7065
ashok@aginova.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Early detection of corrosion and its severity can help control corrosion initiated failures in wheeled vehicles and aviation assets. Although preventive maintenance and periodic inspections are required to minimize cost of corrosion these routine inspections are limited to external areas and can be subjective. If it was possible to develop a low cost corrosion sensor that would be able to remotely monitor the onset of corrosion and its severity in inaccessible areas there would be a significant impact in reducing the cost of corrosion and also improving the military readiness. We propose to test a myraid of corrosion sensors some available commercially and some developed in our labs. The sensors evaluated not only detect corrosion early but by continuosly monitoring can minimize excess corrosion related maintenance and inspection in Army missile systems and Aircraft applications. Corrosion detection will be achieved using sensors such as MAS probe, Wetness sensors, impedance sensors etc. depending on the system. Corrosion severity will be measured by continuously monitoring (remotely) either using low cost motes (wireless devices) or a datalogger depending on the application.

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