Integration of Direct-Write Sensors and Interconnects for Sounding Rocket Payload Test Platforms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-09-M-3926
Agency Tracking Number: F083-179-1034
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF083-179
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
MesoScribe Technologies, Inc.
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
 Jason Trelewicz
 Project Engineer
 (631) 444-6691
Business Contact
 Jeff Brogan
Title: CEO
Phone: (631) 444-6455
Research Institution
Sounding rockets present an excellent platform for long-duration studies in the hypersonic flow regime, however the environmental conditions during flight are extreme, thus placing significant constraints on sensor technologies integrated into such applications. MesoScribe has developed a process technology for harsh-environment sensor fabrication that is well suited for instrumenting sounding rockets for hypersonic studies. Thermocouples, strain gauges, heat flux sensors, and skin friction represent sensors in various stages of development (thermocouples are the most mature; skin friction the least). Founded in 2002, MesoScribe Technologies, Inc. has been developing sensors for harsh environments since its inception in 2002. This Phase I proposal is aimed at adapting Mesoscribe’s unique direct-write technology for integrating its sensor capabilities into applications for hypersonic flight, particularly using NASA’s sounding rocket test platform. BENEFIT: The integration of Mesoscribe’s direct-write sensor technologies for hypersonic flight vehicles has significant and widespread potential application in many DoD applications. As there has been a renewed interest in hypersonic studies and designs, the ability to make reliable in-flight flow measurements such as temperature, strain, heat flux, and skin friction is critical. If MST''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s sensors offerings are successfully developed and tested, they would become flight-proven technologies for a host of current and future hypersonic programs, both space- and ground-based.

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