Wireless, Passive Encoded Saw Sensors and Communication Links

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX08CD43P
Award Id:
87887
Agency Tracking Number:
070031
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3900 Dow Road, Suite J, Melbourne, FL, 32934
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
096656368
Principal Investigator:
TJ Mears
Principal Investigator
(321) 254-7300
tjm2nd@mnemonics-esd.com
Business Contact:
Robert Thompson
Vice President
(321) 254-7300
Research Institute:
University of Central Florida

12201 Research Parkway, Suite 501
Orlando, FL, 32826 3246
(407) 823-3031
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
There are several objectives of this Phase I proposal. One major objective is to investigate SAW sensor embodiments for pressure and acceleration. Two approaches will be studied, one using the SAW substrate as both the sensor and the communication link, and a second approach using the SAW device as a communication link for an external sensor. The approach will use wireless, passive SAW coded devices, building on previous orthogonal frequency coding, and also investigating different approaches, such as phononic structure coding and combinations of coding techniques. A second major objective is to investigate and propose a complete device-transceiver sensor system, such that a complete sensor system will be realized. This is crucial to the success of the fielding and commercializing the SAW sensor technology, since it enables the interrogation of the tags and will ultimately lead to a commercial, manufacturable sensor product. A third major objective is to study important ancillary technology issues: the antenna, the packaging, and the coding used for the sensor identification. The results of this Phase I proposal will yield a vision towards the building of a complete SAW sensor system for pressure and acceleration measurements.

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