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Navy selects IEM to develop a propellant crack detection system,   
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018

International Electronic Machines, a world leader in smart, self-contained, low-power wireless sensor systems, has been awarded a Phase I SBIR from the U. S. Navy to develop a system to monitor the condition of ejection charges and similar devices. Ejection charges must be intact and in good condition to work properly, or they become inherently dangerous to the aircraft and to the pilots they are intended to save; one particular issue is that the propellant may sometimes crack inside the casing. IEM’s Integrated Crack Detection System (ICDS) will wirelessly monitor the condition of the propellant and automatically transmit an alert, even through a solid metal casing, if a crack or other fault is detected.