Ceramic Materials Optimization and Thermocouple Fabrication

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-09-M-5221
Agency Tracking Number: F083-079-1408
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF083-079
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
 Jeffrey Brogan
 Senior Scientist
 (631) 444-6455
 rjohnson@tplinc.com
Business Contact
 Richard Gambino
Title: Marketing Coordinator
Phone: (631) 444-6691
Email: tmosman@tplinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
MesoScribe Technologies will develop and validate ceramic thermocouples capable of measuring 1600°C for applications in gas turbine engines.  A number of semi-conducting ceramic oxides have been identified as temperature sensors.  Ceramic compositions will be tailored to yield stable and reproducible thermoelectric outputs.  Sensors will be fabricated using Direct Write Thermal Spray technology enabling sensors to be integrated onto components and embedded within thermal barrier coatings.  Sensor performance and durability will be validated on coupons and scaled to components in later project stages in cooperation with the Teams OEM partners. BENEFIT: The capability to monitor the health of aircraft engine components and prognosticate system performance in real-time is required for a number of military aircraft and weapons platforms.   Operating temperatures are being pushed higher requiring the use of highly engineered materials and protective thermal barrier coatings. Ceramic thermocouple sensors will be developed for use in extreme environments.  Specific applications of interest include gas turbine engine components for aero turbofans and power generation, thermal protection systems, hypersonic engine instrumentation, and aerospace components.

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