Piezoelectrical Structural Sensor Technology for Extreme Environments (> 1800 F)

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX09CC63P
Agency Tracking Number: 084231
Amount: $99,982.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A2.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2820 East College Avenue, State College, PA, 16801-7548
DUNS: 782683007
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Xiaoning Jiang
 Principal Investigator
 (814) 238-7485
Business Contact
 Xiaoning Jiang
Title: Vice President
Phone: (814) 238-7485
Email: xiaoning@trstechnologies.com
Research Institution
High temperature piezoelectric crystal (HTP) sensors are desired for future propulsion component structure health monitoring, operating parameters optimization, turbine engine control and health monitoring, as well as improving performance and maintainability of power production facilities and other rotary combustion engines. Recently discovered high temperature piezoelectrics showed stable piezoelectric properties and high resistivity at temperatures close to its melting point (~ 1500 C) , which is very promising for high temperature sensor applications. The preliminary results showed excellent temperature sening performance at temperature up to 1000 C. Piezoelectric structural sensors on the basis of piezoelectric effect (non-resonant) and impedance measurement (resonant) have been widely demonstrated for pressure, stress, strain, temperature, acceleration, etc. measurements because of their high sensitivity, quick response, low profile, high reliability and low cost. The goal of this program is to develop highly sensitive HTPC based piezoelectric structural sensors for temperature, strain and acceleration measurements at temperatures up to 2000 oF.

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