Low Cost Integrated Corrosion Health Monitoring System for Utility Pipeline Infrastructure

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9132T-07-C-0019
Agency Tracking Number: A074-025-0042
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-T025
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3 Chambry Court, Freehold, NJ, 07728
DUNS: 133873575
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ashok Sabata
 (732) 780-7065
Business Contact
 Ashok Sabata
Title: Director
Phone: (732) 780-7065
Email: ashok@aginova.com
Research Institution
 Narasi Sridhar
 6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX, 78238 5166
 (210) 522-5538
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
A low cost integrated corrosion health monitoring system is proposed to predict the degradation of utility pipeline infrastructure. The end-to-end system includes a suite of sensors to sense the corrosive environment, an autonomous device that measures the corrosion by combining the sensor inputs, and an analytical engine that combines domain knowledge with the observed phenomenon to infer the degree of corrosion and predict the pipeline degradation. The proposed system will operate in the field on a periodic or continuous basis with minimal maintenance. The devices will be able to measure, store and transport the data autonomously. It is designed to be inexpensive, reusable, easy to deploy, and unobtrusive. The vision is to develop a ubiquitous monitoring network that while making local measurements, collaborates with other devices to contribute to local (component level) and global situation awareness of the asset conditions.

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