Microelectronical Devices for the Health Monitoring of Nonstructural Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-C-5008
Agency Tracking Number: F051-134-2287
Amount: $749,990.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-134
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
P. O. Box 2099, West Lafayette, IN, 47906
DUNS: 012161159
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brenda Sadeghi
 (765) 586-4835
Business Contact
 Brenda Sadeghi
Title: President
Phone: (765) 586-4835
Email: sadeghi@ecn.purdue.edu
Research Institution
Our Phase II proposal is to build and further expand on our successes during Phase I of this project and develop micro-electromechanical device-based sensors (MEMS) for in-situ health monitoring and damage detection of coatings and tribological components (i.e. ball and rolling element bearings) for military aircrafts and commercial space systems. The Phase II of our SBIR will include: i) advancement of our high temperature (300oC) radio frequency (RF) temperature sensor and its reduction to MEMS scale, ii) continued development and advancement of our smart integrated monitoring systems for anti-corrosion coatings and iii) and collaboration with Air Force personnel and a gas turbine engine manufacturers to determine the realistic operating conditions (i.e. speed, etc.) for application and use of our technology. Technology currently available in Innovative Design & Technology, Ltd (ID&T) and our successes in Phase I of this project will provide the impetus for unique imbedded MEMS for intelligent condition based health monitoring of coatings and machine components. This technology will provide the vital knowledge necessary for smart condition monitoring, detect imminent failure, extend useful life and make obsolete scheduled maintenance. The key personnel and the PI for this project will be Mrs. Brenda Sadeghi President of ID&T who will work closely with Dr. Farshid Sadeghi, the VP of R&D at ID&T. We will work closely with Professor Dimitrios Peroulis of Purdue University (PU)’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). ID&T plans to hire two new employees for Phase II of this project.

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