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High Temperature Sensor Materials Optimization and Fabrication Methods

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
92837
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-079-0665
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF083-079
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
Acree Technologies Incorporated
1980 Olivera Ave Suite D Concord, CA 94520-5454
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: High Temperature Sensor Materials Optimization and Fabrication Methods
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-10-C-5209
Award Amount: $749,995.00
 

Abstract:

The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of using an innovative, nanoparticle inkjet process for directly writing high temperature health monitoring sensors on turbine engine and thermal protection system components without the need for expensive sputtering, CVD, clean room or photolithography equipment. The inkjet process allows sophisticated sensor geometries and material combinations to be produced on the component in a matter of minutes as opposed to the hours needed to produce the sensors using the conventional clean room/sputtering approach. The nanoparticle inkjet process is capable of applying a wide variety of ceramic and refractory metal materials. BENEFIT: The development of low cost, robust, high temperature sensors will allow: 1) measuring the operating parameters in extremely hot environments such as the compressor and turbine sections to validate computer modeling codes, 2) allow active control of pressure surges in turbine engines, 3) allow the ability to diagnose turbine engine and thermal protection system health and estimate component capability for future missions, 4) and help reduce the significant costs of testing and qualifying turbine engines.

Principal Investigator:

Mike McFarland
President
(925) 798-5770
mcfarland@acreetech.com

Business Contact:

Ann Mulville
Contract Manager
(925) 798-5770
mulville@acreetech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Acree Technologies Incorporated
1980 Olivera Road Suite D Concord, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 201250852
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No