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Wireless, Passive Encoded Saw Sensors and Communication Links - Phase II

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
87887
Program Year/Program:
2009 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Wireless, Passive Encoded Saw Sensors and Communication Links - Phase II
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CB69C
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

The innovation proposed here is a complete, wireless remote sensing solution using passive SAW Orthogonal Frequency Coded (OFC) sensors and a wireless interrogation system. Prior to the Phase I activity, wireless, passive sensors which could operate in a multi-sensor environment had not been successfully demonstrated. This is no longer the case. An experimental transceiver test bed has been built in Phase I and wireless temperature sensing has been demonstrated. Using OFC sensors developed by the University of Central Florida (UCF), remote temperature sensing at distances of up to several feet at 250 MHz has been accomplished. Further, work on electrically small antennas (ESA) has demonstrated that antennas more commensurate with the sensor size can be achieved. A smaller sensor/antenna package yields a more flexible sensor solution. Using the results form Phase I, it is proposed that a prototype interrogator be built and operation demonstrated at 915 MHz in a multi-sensor environment.

Principal Investigator:

Tj Mears
Principal Investigator
3213217300
tjm2nd@mnemonics-esd.com

Business Contact:

Robert Thompson
VP & Director of Programs
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 Pkwy., Suite 501
Orlando, FL 32826 3246
Contact Phone: (407) 823-3031
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university