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Self-powered, hybrid wireless-optical multiplexed sensor system for turbine…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73347
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-004-0226
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation
2363 Calle Del Mundo Santa Clara, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Self-powered, hybrid wireless-optical multiplexed sensor system for turbine applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0144
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation and UC, Davis propose a Zigbee-based wireless solution of communicating wide bandwidth, high-speed strain data from the rotating machinery to stationary equipment without the requirement for slip rings or couplings. The proposed wireless sensor system will be self-powered and can substantially reduce the cost of maintenance in numerous civilian and military applications. A miniaturized rotary electricity generator, harvesting energy from rotating motion, will be used to generate electric energy to power. This self-powered wireless sensing system is based on Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensor technology that offers enormous potential for meeting these needs by eliminating heavy, costly and failure-prone wiring, and reducing sensor size, weight and power. IFOS' approach is unique in its ability to monitor a large number of dynamic multiplexed strains up to very high frequency. IFOS seeks to develop new sensing technology that will allow it to adapt its sensor capabilities to compressor turbines. These include further miniaturization and ruggedization so that the sensor interrogator can be placed inside rotating turbine blades and transmit data wirelessly.

Principal Investigator:

Behzad Moslehi
CEO/CTO
4083288648
bm@ifos.com

Business Contact:

Behzad Moslehi
CEO/CTO
4083288648
bm@ifos.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corp.
650 Vaqueros Ave., Suite A Sunnyvale, CA 94085

EIN/Tax ID: 043703938
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA
Electrical and Computer Eng., 3141 Kemper Hall
Davis, CA 95616
Contact: Anh-Vu Pham
Contact Phone: (530) 752-7472
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university