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Enhanced Real Time Distributed Strain and Temperature Monitoring for Rocket Ground Testing

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC19C0536
Agency Tracking Number: 192665
Amount: $124,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T13
Solicitation Number: STTR_19_P1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-09-18
Small Business Information
2363 Calle Del Mundo, Santa Clara, CA, 95054-1008
DUNS: 877452664
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Behzad Moslehi
 (408) 565-9004
 bm@ifos.com
Business Contact
 Behzad Moslehi
Phone: (408) 565-9004
Email: bm@ifos.com
Research Institution
 Northwestern University
 633 Clark St.
Evanston, IL, 60208-0001
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
IFOS proposes an innovative Brillouin sensing system ndash; B*Sensetrade; ndash; for enhanced, distributed strain and temperature measurements in harsh environments. Brillouin sensing provides both temperature and strain measurement along the entire length of fiber, allowing the entire fiber to act as a sensor. B*Sensetrade; will enable identification of defects, such as fatigue cracking or excessive loading, and temperature in structures. Project goals include designing a high-resolution (few cm) miniaturized interrogator based on photonic integrated circuits (PIC), fabricating and demonstrating a test platform, and developing signal processing algorithms. B*Sensetrade; will enable the effective real-time, in situ strain and temperature profiling of rocket propulsion structures during ground testing.

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