Wireless Sensors with Advanced Detection and Prognostic Capabilities for Corrosion Health Management

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,982.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-05-C-0072
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-256-0202
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ANALATOM, INC.
562 Weddell Drive, Suite 4, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
064744436
Principal Investigator:
Trevor Niblock
CTO
(408) 734-9392
niblock@analatom.com
Business Contact:
Bernard Laskowski
President
(408) 734-9392
laskowski@analatom.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Corrosion Health Monitoring Systems (HMS) and Prognostics are key to maintaining the performance and reliability of high value, critical structures. Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Corrosion and Control Plan seeks to minimize life-cycle costs due to environmental degradation of nonmetallic materials and corrosion of metals by early detection, monitoring and prediction of corrosion using a HMS that meets critical size, weight, and power constraints, thereby requiring state-of-the-art in microsensor and electronic subsystem technologies. Combining its sensor products, Analatom proposes to develop a Wireless Corrosion Monitoring system for JSF consisting of a multiplexed system consisting of several nodes to obtain data from several low cost, microfabricated corrosion and MEMS strain gauge sensors, with real time intelligent algorithms to detect, monitor and predict corrosion rates; simple integrated electronic components for sensor interfacing, low cost, off-the-shelf microcontroller chips for data acquisition and processing; and a low-power, low-cost wireless network system for downloading the sensor network data to a central health management system. During Phase I, the architectural strategy will be developed along with feasibility demonstration of a wireless corrosion sensor system. Data collection and software protocols issues for data downloading will additionally be addressed during this effort.

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