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Embedded high-temperature sensors for in situ interrogation and damage prognosis

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79045
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-119-0238
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MesoScribe Technologies, Inc.
7 Flowerfield, Suite 28 St. James, NY 11780-1514
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Embedded high-temperature sensors for in situ interrogation and damage prognosis
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-07-C-5223
Award Amount: $749,999.00
 

Abstract:

MesoScribe Technologies proposes to develop in-situ sensing technologies to interrogate material and damage states in aerospace components operating in harsh environments e.g., gas turbine engines. Sensors will be fabricated using Direct Write (DW) technology for coupon-level and component testing. Phase II will focus on demonstrating accuracy and longevity of thermocouples and strain gages. Sensor improvements will be realized through a combination of material selections and process optimization. A particularly innovative approach, initiated in the Phase I study is the use of precious metal-based thermocouples and strain gage materials to provide long-term accuracy and oxidation resistance. Sensors will be designed for embedding within turbofan components, and evaluated on standard specimens for performance e.g., sensitivity, accuracy, repeatability, across a range of temperatures. This will be followed by validation on components in simulated engine environments. Pratt & Whitney will act as a strategic partner, providing specifications for the operational environment, sensor fidelity and engine compatibility, as well as testing facilities in years 1 and 2.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher Gouldstone
Project Engineer
6314446691
cgouldstone@mesoscribe.com

Business Contact:

Jeff Brogan
Chief Executive Officer
6314446455
jbrogan@mesoscribe.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MESOSCRIBE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
25 Health Sciences Drive Suite 125 Stony Brook, NY 11790

EIN/Tax ID: 043595040
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No