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MEMS Skin Friction Sensor

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
105478
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A4.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Interdisciplinary Consulting Corporation
5745 SW 75th, 364 Gainesville, FL 32608-5504
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: MEMS Skin Friction Sensor
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CA75C
Award Amount: $749,831.00
 

Abstract:

Interdisciplinary Consulting Corporation proposes a sensor that offers the unique capability to make non-intrusive, direct, simultaneous mean and fluctuating shear stress measurement for subsonic and transonic test applications. Currently a standard for shear stress measurement tool does not exist. A precise silicon micromachined, differential capacitive, instrumentation grade sensor will facilitate skin friction measurement with high bandwidth, high resolution, and minimal sensitivity to extraneous inputs such as pressure. The proposed sensor possesses through wafer vias for backside electrical contacts to enable non-intrusive measurements in turbulent boundary layers. A robust and compact package with miniature interface electronics enables flush sensor mounting conformal with the surface. Circuit topology development for biasing and signal conditioning provides the ability to make simultaneous mean and dynamic shear stress measurement. The sensor performance will exceed its predecessors and set the standard for quantitative skin friction measurements. The simplicity of sensor design and an equally simple and proven fabrication technique allows for low cost, high performance skin friction sensors.

Principal Investigator:

Tai-An Chen
Principal Investigator
9373617711
taianchen@gmail.com

Business Contact:

Louis Cattafesta
President
3523594691
cattafes@GMAIL.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

Interdisciplinary Consulting Corporation
5745 SW 75th St, #364 GAINESVILLE, FL 32608-5504

EIN/Tax ID: 593721577
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No