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Nano-engineered Thermal Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 35779
Amount: $60,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2849 E. Elvira Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85706
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Harry Hu, Ph.d.
 (520) 294-7115
Business Contact
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Research Institution

Thermal sensors are an enabling technology for a wide range of consumer goods, industrial operations, and military equipment. State-of-the-art thermal sensor technology has several inherent technology barriers which preclude the availability of cost-effective thermal sensors for applications that require linear circuit output, thermal stability, ppm level performance reproducibility, low device weight and volume, low power requirements, and miniaturization. The proposed effort will demonstrate temperature sensors that overcome these technology limitations. The approach is based on precision engineering devices to near-molecular scale and a technique that can be readily integrated with microelectronics of widely available COTS equipment. During Phase 1, NRC will demonstrate the proof-of-concept. Phase II will optimize, build prototypes, and field test the technology. Phase III will commerciale the technology. Potential commercial applications include temperature measurement, temperature control, thermal alarms, microwave power instruments, infrared bolometers, velocity sensors, flow sensing, and biomedical instruments.

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