Large-Asset, Intelligent, Composite-Matrix, Multifunctional Sensor Networks
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
The ability to efficiently utilize the large surface area of entities such as buildings, tanks, and ships as active, intelligent skins will allow these assets to become part of a larger, highly-responsive, complex nervous system in mission critical scenarios. This will enable information that would otherwise not be available for real-time monitoring and response. Large-area assets would also allow efficient harvesting of lost energy and a feedback to the original system, leading to significant energy and cost savings. One of the key limitations to this advance has been the lack of large-area manufacturing and integration capability that would best utilize the enormous potential of such systems. In this proposal, we will develop a large-area, intelligent, composite-matrix sensor network using a combination of reinforced woven fabric, and microelectronic processing technologies. In the Phase I program, we will develop a design of the composite-matrix sensor structure and validate the process and equipment to enable scaling to large areas. In the follow on Phase II program, we will demonstrate a large-area sensor network in collaboration with an end-user, and demonstrate a functional product. We will commercialize the final product and offer it to the military and commercial markets in Phase III.
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