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Wireless Networked Sensors for Remote Monitoring in Propulsion Systems

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX16CS07P
Agency Tracking Number: 150188
Amount: $125,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T13.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-06-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-06-09
Small Business Information
158 Wheatland Drive
Pembroke, VA 24136-3645
United States
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HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Hang Ruan
 Principal Investigator
 (540) 626-6266
Business Contact
 Melissa Campbell
Title: CFO
Phone: (540) 626-6266
Research Institution
 Virginia Tech-Mechanical Engineering Department
 Melissa Campbell
635 Prices Fork Road-MC 0238
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0000
United States

 (540) 626-6266
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

This NASA Phase I SBIR program would fabricate wireless networked nanomembrane (NM) based surface pressure sensors for remote monitoring in propulsion systems, using SOI (Silicon on Insulator) NM techniques in combination with our pioneering HybridSil ceramic nanocomposite materials. Such low-modulus, conformal nanomembrane sensor skins with integrated interconnect elements and electronic devices can be applied to new or existing propulsion systems for acoustic surface pressure analysis. During this NASA SBIR, we will transition the wireless semiconductor nanomembrane sensors from their current concept and prototype stage to instrumentation products of use to NASA?s propulsion facilities, other NASA aerostructure instrumentation programs, academic researchers and industrial technologists. We will perform synthesis of sensor skin materials with optimized transduction, hysteresis and environmental properties, specifically for high Reynold?s number flow and also varying temperature use. Support wireless electronics will be optimized to acquire, multiplex, store and process raw sensor array data.

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