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Yttria-stabilized Zirconia Environment Sensing (YES) System for Hypersonic Glide Bodies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-21-C-0070
Agency Tracking Number: F171-020-1386
Amount: $1,199,992.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF171-020
Solicitation Number: 17.1
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-11-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-05-03
Small Business Information
100 Remington Blvd
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-1111
United States
DUNS: 078466424
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dean Modroukas
 (631) 793-8436
Business Contact
 Robert Bakos
Phone: (631) 793-8439
Research Institution

The Innoveering team is proposing to address the US NAVY Crane (and entire hypersonics community) needs with a ceramic thin film sensor approach that we call the YSZ Environment Sensing (YES).  The YES sensor technology is based on very high temperature solid state sensing capability of YSZ in an oxygen environment of varying concentrations.  Based on the proposed sensing principles and sensor configuration which will be discussed in more detail below, the YES sensor will permit temperature sensing capability up to enthalpies corresponding to Mach 8 (2500°C) for applications such as boost glide vehicles.  In addition, pressure and species sensing can be obtained in a straight-forward fashion through well-developed designs and calibrations of these types of ionically conductive ceramic sensors through a combination of an Arrhenius relation as well as through electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.

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