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Conformable and Stretchable Sensing System (CaSSS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-21-P-0079
Agency Tracking Number: FX20D-TCSO1-0087
Amount: $149,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AFX20D-TCSO1
Solicitation Number: X20.D
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-12-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-06-01
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810-1111
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Alexander Mednick
 (978) 738-8137
Business Contact
 B. David Green
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution
 University of New Mexico
 Nick Olson
The University of New Mexico 1700 Lomas NE, Suite 2200 MSC01 1247
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
United States

 (505) 277-2828
 Nonprofit College or University

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and University of New Mexico (UNM) propose a stretchable, conformable sensor net (smart skin) that can be wrapped around an aircraft, spacecraft, or other object to provide situational awareness of the local surroundings as well as vehicle status monitoring. The conformal material will flex and stretch as needed to make a one-size-fits-most skin that can conform as needed to arbitrary structures on a vehicle. Standardized power and data connections embedded in the conformal layer will make sensor nodes interchangeable to provide different functions as needed for particular applications. In Phase I, the team will demonstrate a conformable/stretchable membrane with broadband antenna-element sensor nodes to detect the presence and direction of an RF emitter. In Phase II, the team will expand the capabilities of the sensor net by adding other sensor modalities and integration smart electronics.

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