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Novel High-Temperature Pressure Sensors for Extreme Service Applications

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
104637
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X1.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Eltron Research & Development, Inc.
4600 Nautilus Ct., S. Boulder, CO 80301
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Novel High-Temperature Pressure Sensors for Extreme Service Applications
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CF94P
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase I research will result in a prototype high temperature pressure sensing cell based on the piezoresistive properties of platinum:tungsten alloys. The Eltron Research & Development sensor will be based on a flexible, circular nickel-alloy diaphragm onto which the sensor electrodes will be deposited via sputter coating. A series of insulating and conducting thin-films will comprise the pressure sensing element and an inert protective top-coat will protect the underlying materials from oxidizing/reducing environments and potential degradation from space weather. The prototype sensor will make exclusive use of high-temperature materials in order to facilitate continuous operation in the 550Â?1200 deg. C range (significantly higher than currently available commercial pressure sensors). A technology readiness level (TRL) of 4 will be achieved by the conclusion of Phase I. Phase II research will package the prototype cell into appropriate hardware with all of the necessary on-board electronics for full transducer operation and proceed towards TRL 8.

Principal Investigator:

David A. Gribble, Jr.
Principal Investigator
3035300263
eltron@eltronresearch.com

Business Contact:

James S. Beck
Business Official
3035300263
sbeck@eltronresearch.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Eltron Research & Development, Inc.
4600 Nautilus Court South Boulder, CO -

EIN/Tax ID: 363186256
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No