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Autonomous Nonbattery Wireless Strain Gage for Structural Health Testing and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
90182
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F08B-T01-0026
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: 2009
Title: Autonomous Nonbattery Wireless Strain Gage for Structural Health Testing and Monitoring in Extreme Environments
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0139
Award Amount: $99,952.00
 

Abstract:

In Phase I we will demonstrate the feasibility of a wireless communication system that can remotely interrogate numerous passive SAW-based sensors at 2.4GHz, simultaneously extracting high bandwidth data from all of them. Our work will also address the feasibility of enhancements to the WSG sensors that improve the overall systems performance and ease of use. Earlier work has already demonstrated that SAW-based wireless strain gages are feasible and have significant promise for extreme environments. BENEFIT: The first application for this technology will be wireless strain sensors for turbine engine testing. The ability to collect strain readings from inside an operating engine will make these sensors especially attractive for engine development testing. However, strain sensors are used in hundreds of other specialized industrial applications. Wherever a wireless sensor can compete favorably with a wired sensor, this technology has an opportunity in the marketplace.)

Principal Investigator:

Steven E. Gemeny
Principal Program Enginee
4108840500
Steve.Gemeny@SyntonicsCorp.com

Business Contact:

Edward J. O'Malley
VP, Finance and Administr
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:
The Ohio State University
1320 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212
Contact: Eric K. Walton
Contact Phone: (614) 292-5051
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university