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Wireless Pressure Sensors With Built-In Calibration Capability

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
78196
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N053-159-0588
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
3E TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
9715 Key West Avenue Suite 500 Rockville, MD 20850
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Wireless Pressure Sensors With Built-In Calibration Capability
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-06-M-0081
Award Amount: $69,778.00
 

Abstract:

Embedded sensors are finding widespread use in military systems, demanding that accuracy be assured for the entire life cycles of these systems. The U.S. Navy ensures the accuracy of shipboard sensors via scheduled calibrations and/or maintenance procedures (a manually intensive process). Developing new sensors with automated calibration capability is of primary importance. Leveraging research and simulation work currently being conducted by the University of California (UC) and the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), 3eTI will demonstrate the feasibility of a wireless MEMS pressure sensor with built-in calibration (BIC). The proposed work will be based upon the conceptual design consisting of the following three primary components: 1) an integrated MEMS sensor/actuator system, 2) a wireless communication network; and 3) a power-harvesting device tailored for a typical shipboard environment. The integrated sensor/actuator system has two operation modes, i.e., the sensing mode and the calibration mode. The overall objective is to demonstrate the feasibility of the wireless MEMS pressure sensor with built-in calibration. Phase I will focus on demonstrating the most important functionality of this design, i.e., automated calibration over a wireless network. The 3eTI Team will conduct this demonstration by hybridizing bench scale testing with computer simulations and provide a prototype design by developing the key component technological milestones.

Principal Investigator:

Jing Lin
Principal Investigator
3016706779
jlin@3eti.com

Business Contact:

Steven C. Chen
President and CEO
3016706779
schen@3eti.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AEPTEC MICROSYSTEMS, INC.
700 King Farm Boulevard, Suite 600 Rockville, MD 20850

EIN/Tax ID: 521952035
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No