Self-powered, hybrid wireless-optical multiplexed sensor system for turbine applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0144
Agency Tracking Number: F054-004-0226
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-T004
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
650 Vaqueros Ave., Suite A, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085
DUNS: 877452664
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Behzad Moslehi
 (408) 328-8648
Business Contact
 Behzad Moslehi
Title: CEO/CTO
Phone: (408) 328-8648
Research Institution
 Anh-Vu Pham
 Electrical and Computer Eng., 3141 Kemper Hall
Davis, CA, 95616
 (530) 752-7472
 Nonprofit college or university
Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation and UC, Davis propose a Zigbee-based wireless solution of communicating wide bandwidth, high-speed strain data from the rotating machinery to stationary equipment without the requirement for slip rings or couplings. The proposed wireless sensor system will be self-powered and can substantially reduce the cost of maintenance in numerous civilian and military applications. A miniaturized rotary electricity generator, harvesting energy from rotating motion, will be used to generate electric energy to power. This self-powered wireless sensing system is based on Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensor technology that offers enormous potential for meeting these needs by eliminating heavy, costly and failure-prone wiring, and reducing sensor size, weight and power. IFOS' approach is unique in its ability to monitor a large number of dynamic multiplexed strains up to very high frequency. IFOS seeks to develop new sensing technology that will allow it to adapt its sensor capabilities to compressor turbines. These include further miniaturization and ruggedization so that the sensor interrogator can be placed inside rotating turbine blades and transmit data wirelessly.

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