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Wireless Strain Gage

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73346
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-004-0024
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Syntonics LLC
9160 Red Branch Road Columbia, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Wireless Strain Gage
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0133
Award Amount: $99,998.00
 

Abstract:

The Air Force wants to develop strain sensors that can be installed inside rotating machinery to wirelessly transmit high speed, high resolution strain data to a stationary receiving system. The goal is 100 sensors transmitting 45 kHz strain data with 1 Hz resolution from within the first three stages of a jet turbine engine's compressor. Our Team believes that a combination of microwave techniques, innovative power/instrumentation/antenna designs, and existing thin-film technologies can achieve these goals. Using an existing turbine engine test bed, our Phase I work will demonstrate the feasibilty of communicating one channel of high speed data from a rotating third-stage compressor blade. In Phase II, we will extend the demonstration to multiple strain sensors that are wirelessly delivering high speed, high resolution data from an operating jet engine.

Principal Investigator:

Bruce G. Montgomery
President
4108840500
Bruce.Montgomery@SyntonicsCorp.com

Business Contact:

Edward J. O'Malley
VP, Finance & Administration
4108840500
Ed.OMalley@SyntonicsCorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Syntonics Llc
9160 Red Branch Road Columbia, MD 21045

EIN/Tax ID: 522189864
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
ELECTROSCIENCE LAB/OHIO STATE U.
1320 Kinnear Road
Columbus, MD 43212
Contact: Eric K. Walton
Contact Phone: (614) 292-5051
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university