USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

MICROFABRICATION OF TUNNELING TIP MAGNETOMETERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
13484
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13484
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SATCON APPLIED TECHNOLOGY, INC.
1745A West Nursery Rd MS4018 Li, MD -
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: MICROFABRICATION OF TUNNELING TIP MAGNETOMETERS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $158,800.00
 

Abstract:

PREVIOUSLY DESIGNED MAGNETOMETERS USING A TUNNELING-TIP TO MEASURE MAGNETOSTRICTIVE EXPANSIONS HAVE IMPORTANT LIMITATIONS INCLUDING HIGH SENSITIVITY TO VIBRATION AND TEMPERATURE. THIS WORK WILL DESIGN A MICROFABRICATED MAGNETOMETER BASED ON THESE SAME PRINCIPLES THAT HAS MANY ADVANTAGES OVER THE PREVIOUS DESIGNS. THESE BENEFITS INCLUDE LOW VIBRATION AND TEMPERATURE SENSITIVITY, LOW COSTS, SMALL ENVELOPE AND LOW POWER CONSUMPTION. LOW VIBRATION SENSITIVITY RESULTS FROM HIGHER STIFFNESS OF MICROFABRICATED COMPONENTS. TEMPERATURE SENSITIVITY IS REDUCED THROUGH A MECHANICAL DESIGN THAT USES THE HIGH REPRODUCIBILITY OF MICROFABRICATED FEATURES. THE WORK WILL BE DIVIDED INTO FIVE TASKS: 1. DESIGN OF THE MAGNETOSTRICTIVE AND ACTUATING COMPONENTS, 2. SELECTION OF APPROPRIATE PROCESSES, 3. PRODUCTION OF PROCESS SAMPLES, 4. IDENTIFICATION OF REQUIRED TUNNELING ELECTRONICS, AND 5. EXPLORATION OF MODULATION TECHNIQUES. THIS PROJECT WILL RESULT IN THE DESIGN OF A MICROFABRICATABLE MAGNETOMETER WITH SUPERIOR MAGNETIC AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES USING STATE-OF-THE-ART PROCESSES. NEW APPLICATIONS MAY INCLUDE HIGH VIBRATION ENVIRONMENTS SUCH AS AIRCRAFT AND SURVEILLANCE OF LARGE AREAS AS FREE-STANDING ANOMALY SENSORS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Ralph C Fenn
6176610540

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Sat-con Technology Corp.
12 Emily St Cambridge, MA 02139

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