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Shear Sensors for High Speed, High Temperature Flow Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-16-C-0036
Agency Tracking Number: F14A-T08-0225
Amount: $749,992.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF14-AT08
Solicitation Number: 2014.0
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-06-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-09-14
Small Business Information
3601 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
United States
DUNS: 808319839
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Caesar Garcia
 (512) 389-2224
Business Contact
 Wendy Longwood
Phone: (512) 389-2224
Research Institution
 University of Texas at Austin
 Nicole Babilya
10100 Burnet Rd. Bldg. 160 Room 1.108
Austin, TX 78758
United States

 (512) 232-4296
 Nonprofit College or University

This Phase-II STTR Proposal first summarizes Phase-I progress on the development of a microelectromechanical-system (MEMS) solid-state shear-stress sensor for high-speed, high-temperature flow applications.A working prototype has been completed and successfully tested in a heritage Mach-5 wind tunnel at The University of Texas at Austin.The fundamentally new device concept has been verified in Phase I, and has proven to meet critical specifications including broadband frequency response beyond 1 MHz, high-sensitivity, small sensor-head area, and versatile flush mounting capable of adapting to most any hypersonic vehicle of interest to the Air Force.A Phase-II effort will address high-temperature response up to 1,200 Kelvin, extremely small sensing element size down to 10-m pixels, and versatile packaging for insertion into a number of test subjects important to AFOSR.

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