Embedded Pressure Sensors for Automation and Control of Fluid Valves

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-05-M-0010
Agency Tracking Number: N043-220-0788
Amount: $99,975.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2004
Solitcitation Topic Code: N04-220
Solitcitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
QORTEK, INC.
2400 Reach Road, Suite 204, Williamsport, PA, 17701
Duns: 028856420
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gareth Knowles
 Principle Investigator
 (570) 322-2700
 gknowles@qortek.com
Business Contact
 Cathy Brooke
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (570) 322-2700
Email: cbrooke@qortek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The new pressure sensor/transmitter technology for marine flow valves represents enormous advantages over existing marine pressure measurement devices. The new technology would meet virtually all the U.S. Navy needs in flow pressure/rate sensing at a fraction of the cost of what it presently costs the Navy to purchase. These low cost "pliable" sensors can be directly integrated in piping and valving adjacent to the flow of fluids or gasses. The technology offers significantly more accurate sensor measurements than are presently available with `pressure diaphragm' or other resistive sensor related techniques. The manufacture is a low cost production process that can easily be geared from few to mass output levels. The devices themselves are immune to temperature drift and will be available in small/very low profile packaging size that is pliable and can be directly attached to the interior walls of pipes and fittings.

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