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Ultra-High Range Thermocouples for Turbine Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
93235
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-260-1416
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Ultra-High Range Thermocouples for Turbine Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9101-09-M-0004
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

An approach is proposed to integrate materials into harsh environment diagnostic systems capable of measuring temperatures of 3500oF. Sensor prototypes of both noble metal and ceramic thermocouples will be fabricated and assessed to determine which iterations exhibit the most favorable characteristics required for use at ultra-high temperature. MesoScribe Technologies will apply its Mesoplasma Direct Write process, a high-precision derivative of thermal spray technology, to fabricate the selected materials as durable sensor architectures. The proposed sensors are anticipated to enable robust direct monitoring of turbine inlet temperature which will minimize fuel consumption while maximizing turbine efficiency and life BENEFITS: The capability to directly monitor the ultra-high temperature of the turbine section of an aircraft engine currently is extremely limited. The proposed sensors are anticipated to enable robust direct monitoring of turbine inlet temperature which will minimize fuel consumption while maximizing turbine efficiency and life. Turbine inlet thermocouple sensors will be developed for use in extreme environments and are applicable to both aerospace as well as power generating turbine systems. Other extreme temperature applications for the proposed thermocouple sensors are hypersonic propulsion systems and thermal protection systems.

Principal Investigator:

Jonathan Gutleber
Project Engineer
6314446691
jgutleber@mesoscribe.com

Business Contact:

Jeffrey Brogan
CEO
6314446645
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