Small-scale Health Monitoring Device for In-tube Environment Monitoring
Navy SBIR 2020.1 - Topic N201-078
SSP - Mr. Michael Pyryt - email@example.com
Opens: January 14, 2020 - Closes: February 12, 2020 (8:00 PM ET)
AREA(S): Materials/Processes, Weapons
PROGRAM: Trident II D5 Missile System, ACAT I
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Develop a novel sensor or suite of sensors to be integrated into a future
environmental monitoring system with sensor(s) that will collect environmental
conditions for analysis motors and will be exposed to explosive environments.
The Navy has a need for on-motor environment monitoring. Understanding the
exposure conditions of a motor allows for better evaluation of motor health and
aging trends. A sensor or an array of sensors that provide sensing, on-board
power, and data storage is ideal. This effort should produce a sensor or suite
of sensors that can monitor near-motor environment at all times, but is not
integrated into a larger monitoring system. The approach should consider and
recommend a solution for powering the sensor and storing the data or performing
the same process through passive means.
Develop a technical concept for motor environmental monitoring sensors.
Proposed design concepts should be completed during this Phase.
Laboratory-scale experiments and/or modeling to verify the proposed concept(s)
for health monitoring sensors should be completed, and the completion of key
tests to transition from Phase I to Phase II. Identify risks to the technical
approach and develop/evaluate plans to mitigate those risks for Phase II.
Coordinate with Navy SBIR liaisons key technical requirements for environmental
properties to be measured, size of sensor, application method, lifespan of
sensor, power, and data storage/transmission.
Design and develop a prototype of the environmental sensor or sensor array
based on the concept(s) from Phase I. Ensure that the design includes, at a
minimum, temperature and humidity monitoring capabilities. Ensure that the
design yields the ability to apply the sensor on the forward or aft dome of the
rocket motor. Complete laboratory tests of the sensor prototype to validate
operation and feasibility. Design the test to emulate the installation, sensing
period, removal, and download of the data. Perform laboratory-scale experiments
and modeling to verify the concept for environmental monitoring. Test a
performance of material compatibility test to ensure survivability of the
system over long periods of time.
DUAL USE APPLICATIONS: Update the sensor or sensor array design from Phase II
efforts. Manufacture an updated prototype and demonstrate use on a fleet asset
through certification and qualification of the system for deployment and use in
the fleet. This technology has the potential to be used commercially in any
industry that has a need for environment monitoring in areas of high hazards.
J. “Lessons Learned from Health Monitoring of Rocket Motors.” 41st
AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, July 2005. https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdf/10.2514/6.2005-4558
2. Miller, M.
”Health Monitoring of Munitions for Mission Readiness.”, 43rd
AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, July 2007. https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdf/10.2514/6.2007-5789
Solid Rocket Motor; Environment Monitoring; Environmental Sensors; Self-powered
Sensors; Explosive Material Monitoring; Rocket Motor Health Management