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High-rate Manufacturing of Structural-state Sensors (MOSS)

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T031
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
NextGen Aeronautics
2780 Skypark Drive Suite 400 Torrance, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: High-rate Manufacturing of Structural-state Sensors (MOSS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-M-0315
Award Amount: $69,948.00


The goal of the proposed research is the development of a high-volume, low-cost manufacturing along with a novel deposition process that enables fabrication of a structural-state electronic system-on film. This hybrid electronic system contains a multifunctional sensor suite that can measure a structure's static (such as deformation, stress and strain) and dynamic state (such as slow or under acceleration). This electronic system consists of SSM patches that have been populated with sensors that have been solution-processed onto a flexible substrate. During the 7-month base Phase I effort, NextGen and UIC will develop (1) a high-volume manufacturing process, (2) a novel deposition approach for fabricated high-performance sensors, and (3) an electronic system on film. During Phase II, the design, fabrication, and testing of an array of organic strain sensors will be accomplished. Whereas in Phase I, the structural state sensing device or strain sensor was a laboratory test article, the Phase II product will be a strain sensor prototype array with more specific application performance requirements. The Technology Readiness Level (TRL) during Phase I will be elevated from a 2 to a 3. A Phase II effort would increase all three technologies to a TRL of 5.

Principal Investigator:

Cesar delSolar
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Zoltan Feher
Manager, Contracts and Pr
Small Business Information at Submission:

NextGen Aeronautics
2780 Skypark Drive Suite 400 Torrance, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID: 030404178
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Illinois, Chicago
Department of Mechan
University of Illinois at Chic
Chicago, IL 60607
Contact: Urszula Lizak
Contact Phone: 3124135196