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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$596,082.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-10-C-4105
Award Id:
87542
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-051-0084
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 08-051
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9 Hubbard Rd., Amherst, NH, 03031
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
625147132
Principal Investigator:
JamesWhite
President
(617) 818-3332
jwhite@activespectrum.com
Business Contact:
RichardSlocum
General Manager
(603) 791-4370
rick@activespectrum.com
Research Institute:
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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