Harsh-Environment Sensors for In-Flight Hypersonic Engine Tests

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-C-2866
Agency Tracking Number: F071-190-2086
Amount: $1,050,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-190
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
25 Health Sciences Drive, Suite 125, Stony Brook, NY, 11790
DUNS: 083265558
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Gouldstone
 Project Engineer
 (631) 444-6691
Business Contact
 Jeff Brogan
Title: CEO
Phone: (631) 444-6455
Email: jbrogan@mesoscribe.com
Research Institution
The Phase II proposal seeks to improve sensor concepts demonstrated under Phase I to meet program requirements for scramjet monitoring. Thermocouples, heat flux sensors and skin friction sensors were produced under Phase I using Mesoplasma direct write, a high precision derivative of thermal spray deposition processes. Under this phase of the program, a series of tests and design revisions are proposed which aim to improve sensor performance iteratively, by changing patterns, materials, deposition parameters, and by adding subtractive processing steps i.e., laser-cutting, to reduce sensor size and weight. Sensor specifications will be determined through consultation with program sponsors and program partner Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. Once sensor performance has been raised to a satisfactory level, these sensors will be fabricated onto real or simulated engine components, in locations of specific value for monitoring these systems. These instrumented components will be tested in representative environments to validate their usage in scramjet flight tests.

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