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Advanced High Temperature Sensors for Hypersonic Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC23PB291
Agency Tracking Number: 232715
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A1
Solicitation Number: SBIR_23_P1
Solicitation Year: 2023
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-07-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-02-02
Small Business Information
Concord, CA 94518-4700
United States
DUNS: 201250852
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kelvin Wong
 (925) 798-5770
Business Contact
 Mike McFarland
Phone: (925) 798-5770
Research Institution

Hypersonic flight is currently an extremely important research area that represents a disruptive technology with the potential to revolutionize modern aviation, military defense, and space exploration.nbsp; Advancements in high-speed vehicle development are possible if insights can be gained, analyzed, and used to create new technologies. nbsp;New insights will require advancements of current measurement techniques as well as novel forms and integration techniques to fill existing technological gaps. nbsp;The purpose of this project is to develop high temperature sensors on Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) components that can survive and operate in the extreme environmental conditions of hypersonic flight including high temperature, vibration and acoustic environments to address these gaps. nbsp;Acreersquo;s proposed thin film sensors are fabricated either directly on CMC components (direct write) or on thin ceramic substrates that can be affixed to CMC components and thermal protection system (TPS) of hypersonic vehicles, allowing versatility in their use.nbsp; The development of these advanced sensors will allow for vehicle Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and advances in hypersonic aircraft research and design.nbsp; The long-term goal for this technology is an operational, reusable hypersonic aircraft.

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