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Aware Composite Structures

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2009 / SBIR
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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 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Aware Composite Structures
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-09-M-3921
Award Amount: $100,000.00


Mesoplasma Direct-Write is a high-precision deposition technology for fabricating multilayer sensors, antennas and interconnects. It is proposed to apply this technology to measuring structural and aerodynamic states of composite structures. This will be achieved, in the case of structural states, by fabricating sensors onto and between laminae. Aerodynamic states will be measured by surface-deposited sensors. Recent work has demonstrated strain gages and thermocouples integrated with composite structures. The proposed effort builds on lessons learnt and expands to new classes of direct write sensor, including a capacitive pressure sensor; a capacitive crack sensor; and a thermally-based stagnation point location sensor. Direct Write sensors will be integrated into a unitized composite structure. Having demonstrated these sensors and embedding within composites, a clear path to Phase II will be outlined, in which full integration will be addressed. BENEFIT: This program will apply MesoScribe's expertise in low-profile sensor fabrication and composite integration to a new class of sensors for aerodynamic states. Existing capabilities for measuring mechanical (strain, cracks) and thermal states (temperature, heat flux) will be augmented with pressure sensing and stagnation point location. Successful demonstration of these sensor designs will expand MesoScribe's catalog of sensing capabilities, and allow the Company to exploit more fully the burgeoning market for intelligent structures.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher Gouldstone
Project Engineer

Business Contact:

Jeff Brogan
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25 Health Sciences Drive Suite 125 Stony Brook, NY 11790

EIN/Tax ID: 043595040
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No