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Self-Calibrating, Conformal Nanomembrane based Pressure Sensors for Embedded Sensing Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-20-C-0335
Agency Tracking Number: F18A-002-0090
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF18A-T002
Solicitation Number: 18.A
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-09-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-07-22
Small Business Information
158 Wheatland Drive
Pembroke, VA 24136
United States
DUNS: 008963758
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Hang Ruan
 (540) 626-6266
Business Contact
 Melissa Campbell
Phone: (540) 626-6266
Research Institution
 Virginia Tech - Dr. WIng Ng
 Trudy Riley Trudy Riley
Mechanical Engineering Goodwin Hall MC 0238
Blacksburg, VA 24061
United States

 (540) 231-5281
 Nonprofit College or University

This DOD Phase II STTR program would develop self-calibrating, conformal nanomembrane based pressure sensors for embedded sensing applications, using silicon on insulator techniques in combination with our pioneering nanocomposite materials. Such low-modulus, conformal nanomembrane sensor skins with integrated self-calibration, interconnect elements and electronic devices can be applied to new or existing models for flow dynamics analysis, or to aerospace vehicles for real-time monitoring. During Phase I, NanoSonic has demonstrated the feasibility of self-calibrating nanomembrane transducer materials for the measurement of high frequency dynamic shear and normal pressure. Semiconductor nanomembrane sensor skins are thin, flexible, mechanically and chemically robust materials that may be patterned in two dimensions to create multi-sensor element arrays with NIST traceable calibration standards, and can be embedded into aerospace system structures. Sensors may be connected to external support instrumentation wirelessly using RF communication directly from electronic networks incorporated into the sensor skin material.

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