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Wireless, Passive Encoded Saw Sensors and Communication Links

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
87887
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
070031
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mnemonics, Inc.
3900 Dow Road, Suite J Melbourne, FL 32394-9255
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Wireless, Passive Encoded Saw Sensors and Communication Links
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX08CD43P
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

There are several objectives of this Phase I proposal. One major objective is to investigate SAW sensor embodiments for pressure and acceleration. Two approaches will be studied, one using the SAW substrate as both the sensor and the communication link, and a second approach using the SAW device as a communication link for an external sensor. The approach will use wireless, passive SAW coded devices, building on previous orthogonal frequency coding, and also investigating different approaches, such as phononic structure coding and combinations of coding techniques. A second major objective is to investigate and propose a complete device-transceiver sensor system, such that a complete sensor system will be realized. This is crucial to the success of the fielding and commercializing the SAW sensor technology, since it enables the interrogation of the tags and will ultimately lead to a commercial, manufacturable sensor product. A third major objective is to study important ancillary technology issues: the antenna, the packaging, and the coding used for the sensor identification. The results of this Phase I proposal will yield a vision towards the building of a complete SAW sensor system for pressure and acceleration measurements.

Principal Investigator:

Tj Mears
Principal Investigator
3212547300
tjm2nd@mnemonics-esd.com

Business Contact:

Robert Thompson
Vice President
3212547300
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mnemonics, Inc.
3900 Dow Road, Suite J Melbourne, FL 32934

EIN/Tax ID: 591959017
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Central Florida
12201 Research Parkway, Suite 501
Orlando, FL 32826 3246
Contact Phone: (407) 823-3031
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university