In-situ Measurement of Marine Lubricant Degradation by X-band Micro-ESR Spectrometry

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$745,282.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00024-10-C-4105
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-051-0084
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-051
Small Business Information
Active Spectrum, Inc.
9 Hubbard Rd., Amherst, NH, 03031
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
625147132
Principal Investigator
 James White
 President
 (617) 818-3332
 jwhite@activespectrum.com
Business Contact
 Richard Slocum
Title: General Manager
Phone: (603) 791-4370
Email: rick@activespectrum.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose development and field testing of a high frequency, miniaturized electron spin resonance spectrometer (X-band Micro-ESR) to measure degradation of marine lubricants, gear oils and hydraulic oils in real time. Lubricants and other fluids of interest will flow continuously through the sensor during operation and condition information is transmitted electronically to the end user. The enhanced sensitivity of the proposed X-band Micro-ESR allows us to detect a wide range of anomalous conditions including the onset of thermal coking and impending catastrophic failure of the lubricant.

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