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Company Information:

Company Name:
MicroStrain, Inc.
Address:
459 Hurricane Lane
Suite 102
Williston, VT
Phone:
(802) 862-6629
URL:
EIN:
30340839
DUNS:
161852074
Number of Employees:
53
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
N/A
POC Phone:
N/A
POC Email:
N/A
Narrative:
N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,496,420.00 19
SBIR Phase II $4,257,236.00 8

Award List:

THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN IMPROVED IMPLANTABLE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$46,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Steven w arms
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to produce a micro-miniature, fully implantable displacement sensor, capable of chronic implantation in vivo. the device will incorporate several new features that enhance the general usefulness of the sensor. the device is based on the principle of detection of the… More

Mutichannel, Implantable, Strain-Gauge Telemetry System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,978.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Steven W. Arms
Abstract:
The development of improved implantable devices and biomaterials requires knowledge of their in vivo behavior. However, little is known about the actual loads borne by implanted devices in vivo. Direct measurement of these loads would provide extremely valuable information for the improvement of… More

SBIR PHASE I: Remote Communication with Embedded Sensors inComposites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,973.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Steven Arms
Abstract:
N/a

A NETWORK OF ORIENTATION SENSORS FOR POSITION FEEDBACK

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,456.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Arms, steven w
Abstract:
N/a

Remote Communication with Embedded Sensors in Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$299,996.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Steven Arms
Abstract:
N/a

Microminiature High Resolution Passive Peak Strain Detector for Smart Structures and Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,927.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Steven Arms
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Steven W. Arms
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$228,426.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Steven W. Arms
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Steven Arms
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$399,712.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Steven Arms
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,974.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Steven Arms
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,906.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

Power Harvesting for Shipboard Health Monitoring Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,924.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steven W. Arms, President, CEO
Abstract:
"This Phase I Navy SBIR proposal is aimed at the development of a new class of wireless sensing devices. These sensors do not require batteries or external magnetic fields in order to send data, instead, they rely on harvesting vibration energy in order tosense information and to wirelessly… More

REMOTELY QUERIED SENSOR OF FEMORAL IMPLANT SUBSIDENCE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Over 250,000 hip replacements are inserted annually in the U.S.A., with aseptic loosening the greatest source of long-term failure. Since femoral component subsidence measured on plain radiographs (accuracy 2-3 millimeters) is not typically evident before five… More

Power Harvesting for Shipboard Health Monitoring Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,294.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steven W. Arms, President
Abstract:
This Phase II Navy SBIR proposal is aimed at the development of a new class of wireless sensing devices. These sensors do not require batteries or external magnetic fields in order to send data, instead, they rely on harvesting vibrational energy in order to sense information and to wirelessly… More

Damage Tracking for Helicopters

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$148,278.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steven W. Arms, President
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase I SBIR proposal is to design and build energy harvesting wireless sensing systems suitable for use aboard Navy Helicopters. The program will begin with a survey of typical vibration data obtained during flight testing; these data will then be used to optimize our existing… More

Damage Tracking for Helicopters

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,964.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steven W. Arms, President
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase II SBIR proposal is to design, build, test, and demonstrate next generation energy harvesting wireless sensors for real time load measurement and structural damage tracking on helicopters. Energy harvesting allows the realization of wireless monitoring systems that do not… More

Miniature Corrosion Sensor Hub to Monitor Difficult-to-Access Aircraft Structure with Complex Geometry.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steven W. Arms, President
Abstract:
Embedded wireless sensors for corrosion monitoring of critical aircraft components are needed for improved condition based maintenance and future structural health monitoring (SHM) systems. The objective of this Phase I SBIR proposal is to design, develop, and test a corrosion measurement and data… More

Development of a Miniature, Vibro-Mechanical Energy Harvester for Powering Wireless Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steven W. Arms, President
Abstract:
In the proposed work, we will develop a highly efficient and miniaturized vibration energy harvesting device suitable for use on drive system components of helicopters. The goal is to provide power to run a wireless corrosion hub and sensors (to be developed simultaneously in a separate program). … More

Development of a Miniature, Vibro-Mechanical Energy Harvester for Powering Wireless Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steven Arms, President
Abstract:
A major barrier to the widespread adoption of wireless sensors for structural health monitoring is the requirement to power the network of wireless nodes. Batteries have a limited lifespan, adding significant size, weight, and costs to the wireless sensor network,and may represent a long term… More

Control Surface Buffet Load Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,958.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steven Arms, President
Abstract:
Structural monitoring of Navy aircraft is of critical importance as the fleet ages. One critical area includes the control surfaces, which are subject to intense, dynamic buffet loading which can lead to structural cracking. The highly transient nature of buffet loading makes it difficult to measure… More

Embedded Component Health Management for Rotorcraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,960.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Steven W. Arms, President
Abstract:
Embedded usage tracking of helicopter rotating components, combined with active radio frequency identification (RFID) has the potential to reduce maintenance costs, reduce weight, maximize structural life, & enhance safety. Energy harvesting used with advanced, micro-power wireless sensing… More

Embedded Component Health Management for Rotorcraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,938.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Steven W. Arms, President – (802) 862-6629
Abstract:
Embedded usage tracking of helicopter rotating components, combined with active radio frequency identification (RFID) has the potential to reduce maintenance costs, reduce weight, maximize structural life, & enhance safety. Energy harvesting used with advanced, micro-power wireless sensing… More

Scalable, Energy Harvesting, Wireless Sensor Network for Structural Health Monitoring of Ships

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,903.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steven Arms, President
Abstract:
Structural health monitoring (SHM) of large structures such as Navy ships requires an in depth knowledge of operational loads and how these loads may change over time. A network of low cost, wireless strain sensors can provide this information. During Phase I, we will demonstrate a highly… More

Scalable Network of Low-Cost, Self-Powered Wireless Sensors For Commercial Buildings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$148,223.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Steven Arms, Mr. – 802-862-6629
Abstract:
Conventional indoor environmental monitoring technologies are expensive, cumbersome to install and maintain, and do not provide the distributed granularity required to capture the necessary details for efficient energy management of commercial buildings. Developments in wireless sensor networks… More

In-Service Fatigue Loads Data Gathering

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,883.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Steven W. Arms, President – (802) 862-6629
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Structural monitoring of the landing gear of fixed and rotary wing aircraft is of critical importance to the Air Force. These structures are subjected to repeated large dynamic loads that are highly variable in nature. In order to track these structures"fatigue over time, the… More