High Temperature Sensor Materials Optimization and Fabrication Methods
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.
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Acree Technologies Incorporated
1980 Olivera Road Suite D Concord, CA -
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