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Extreme Environment SiC Wireless Sensor Suite for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
104252
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X2.03
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Arkansas Power Electronics International
535 W. Research Center Blvd. Fayetteville, AR 72701
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Extreme Environment SiC Wireless Sensor Suite for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Engines
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CF66P
Award Amount: $99,982.00
 

Abstract:

In this program, APEI, Inc. will build on successful demonstrations of SiC-based wireless transmitter designs in high temperature and high mechanical load environments to develop silicon carbide (SiC) based integrated wireless sensor-transmitter suites for extreme temperature operation in nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) engines. These sensor suites will allow for the realÂ?time monitoring of critical engine components, reducing the risk of catastrophic failure and decreasing the inherent risk associated with NTP operation. Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. (APEI, Inc.) will prove the feasibility of the concept and design through the successful demonstration of a prototype SiC wireless sensor suite operating in excess of 450<SUP>o</SUP>C at the conclusion of Phase I.

Principal Investigator:

Jie Yang
Principal Investigator
4794435759
jyang@apei.net

Business Contact:

Sharmila Mounce
Business Official
4794435759
smounce@apei.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.
535 West Research Center Boulevard, Suite 135 Fayetteville, AR 72701-6959

EIN/Tax ID: 710810115
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes