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Flexible Smart Sensor Network for Structural Health Monitoring

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-17-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number: F16A-T03-0041
Amount: $149,903.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF16-AT03
Solicitation Number: 2016.0
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-01-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-10-31
Small Business Information
3055 Plymouth Rd, Ste 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
United States
DUNS: 118732838
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Tayfun Ozdemir
 (734) 222-4558
Business Contact
 Tayfun Ozdemir
Phone: (734) 222-4558
Research Institution
 Case Western Reserve University
 Karen Dunn
 (215) 368-0143
 Nonprofit College or University

Virtual EM INC. in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) proposes to develop a highly expandable, lightweight and flexible sensor network for structural health monitoring (SHM) by directly addressing the roadblocks of high size, weight, and power requirements and high communication bandwidth. CWRU has recently advanced the state-of-the-art by developing and testing a custom front-end IC using commercial 0.5 m complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology that contains both a programmable transmitter (waveform generator) and a receiver suitable for a range of active SHM applications with an active area of only 0.55 mm x 1.1 mm. To reduce communication bandwidth, we propose the use data processing within each node. Each processor will process the raw data and output low data rates. Such information can be transmitted to control nodes at much lower data rates than the raw waveforms, thus resulting in a highly-scalable network.

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