In-situ Smart Corrosion Sensors for Army Missile Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0368
Agency Tracking Number: A043-164-0529
Amount: $717,347.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-164
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
1184 Ocean Avenue, D-4,, Sea Bright, NJ, 07760
DUNS: 133873575
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ashok Sabata
 (732) 741-7065
Business Contact
 Ashok Sabata
Title: Director
Phone: (732) 741-7065
Research Institution
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. Based on Phase I results, we will develop a prototype corrosion sensor system that is low cost, requires no upkeep, and is able to remotely monitor the onset of corrosion and its severity in inaccessible areas. The prototype will include an array of sensors that will be continuosly monitoring with the goal to minimize excess corrosion related maintenance and inspection. Finally, the prototype will be tested in the laboratory and in the field to evaluate its efficacy, reliability and to develop a methodology for maintenance.

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