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Micromachined Silicon Temperature Extreme Sensor Requiring No Power Source

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
26459
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
26459
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADVANCED MICROMACHINES, INC.
11000 CEDAR AVENUE Cleveland, OH 44106
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Micromachined Silicon Temperature Extreme Sensor Requiring No Power Source
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $375,000.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this research is to design a micromechanical temperature sensor capable of recording temperature extremes experienced beyond a preset value without the use of electrical power. The temperature sensor's memory will be mechanically induced. The sensor will be either in an electronically resettable form, or, less expensively, in a disposable form. The proposed device will be microfabricated using integrated circuit(IC) and silicon micromachining techniques. As a result, the sensor will be electronically readable, inexpensive, and small. Anticipated Benefits: The sensor can be used in applications in which power source usage is impractical (e.g., in mobile personnell) and where expense must be limited (e.g., in shipping containers). In DoD applications, the proposed microsensor can be used for monitoring temperature exposure of personnel, food, and medical supplies in the field. Since the sensor will be small, it is well suited for such applications in which weight and size of added instrumentation is critical. Additionally, the sensor has many private sector applications; for example in shipping and tire industries.

Principal Investigator:

Ken Golaman
2168315591

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Micromachines, Inc.
311oo South Woodland Road Pepper Pike, OH 44124

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