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In Situ Diagnostic Sensors for Thermal Protection Systems

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
105845
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X9.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
MesoScribe Technologies, Inc.
7 Flowerfield, Suite 28 St. James, NY 11780-1514
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: In Situ Diagnostic Sensors for Thermal Protection Systems
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CD52P
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Low-profile, embedded sensors are proposed for condition monitoring and health management (HM) of thermal protection systems. The sensors will be fabricated using a high precision Direct Write (DW) process based upon thermal spray, affording them the advantages of high temperature tolerance, reproducibility, durability, and materials compatibility. In-situ sensing of temperature, heat flux, and surface recession will be demonstrated per the performance requirements specified for thermal protection systems. Relevant testing configurations will employ high temperature furnaces and flame rigs, specifically to validate sensor functionality, accuracy, and survivability. Sensor compatibility with TPS representative materials will also be considered to ensure seamless integration for rapid technology deployment. Having demonstrated their diagnostic capabilities, combining the sensors with DAQ and HM infrastructures would form the cornerstone of a potential Phase II, continuing application-specific development while expanding to address HM integration issues.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Greenlaw
Principal Investigator
7148948400
rgreenlaw@mesoscribe.com

Business Contact:

Jeffrey Brogan
Business Official
6316865710
jbrogan@mesoscribe.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MesoScribe Technologies, Inc.
7 Flowerfield, Suite 28 St. James, NY 11780-1514

EIN/Tax ID: 043595040
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No