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Extreme Environment Sensors and Associated Electronics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: 140D0420C0025
Agency Tracking Number: DHR001119S0035-01-0018
Amount: $224,985.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: HR001119S0035-01
Solicitation Number: DARPA SBIR HR001119S0035-01
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-12-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-07-10
Small Business Information
2900 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
United States
DUNS: 013017947
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jennifer Hwu
 (801) 975-7399
Business Contact
 Larry Sadwick
Phone: (801) 975-7399
Research Institution

Conventional instruments suffer from an inability to survive extreme environments and do not provide reliable, distributed data such as pressure, temperature, heat flux, shear, displacement, flow velocity, Mach, equivalence ratio, core flow properties, etc. Proper instrument types that are robust, reliable, have a low packing factor, and are easy to replace are vital and needed to enabling next-generation air platforms and high-speed weapons. We propose to address the above challenges through the design and construction of innovative distributed instrumentation applicable to high-speed testing and harsh and extreme environment operations. This effort will culminate in a robust instrumentation system to advance testing capabilities and provide more effective decision-making data for both test and/or operational hypersonic vehicles. The validation data that could be gathered by an instrumentation system resulting from this work would assist in effective operation of next-generation hypersonic vehicles. It is also expected that the instrumentation system developed by this effort will help to improve data gathering in any propulsion system experiencing high thermoacoustic loads, engines in subsonic and supersonic platforms and extreme environment operation. We will research and develop and design an extreme environment distributed sensor system including the extreme environment sensors, the extreme environment electrics, circuits and distribution.

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