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Microwave Radiometer for Remote Temperature Measurement in Hostile Industrial Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-04ER86194
Agency Tracking Number: 75848B04-I
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: 40
Solicitation Number: DOE/SC-0075
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
107 Sunderland Road
Amherst, MA 01002
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 James Mead
 (413) 549-4402
Business Contact
 Ivan PopStefanija
Title: Dr.
Phone: (413) 549-4402
Research Institution
 University of Texas at Austin
 Bobby McQuiston
PO Box 7726
Austin, TX 78713
United States

 (512) 471-6424
 Nonprofit College or University

75848 Remote temperature measurement in industrial heating applications is usually accomplished through the use of optical or infrared sensors. However, these sensors do not work effectively in applications that produce smoke or other particulate matter that obscures the object being heated. This project will develop a remote temperature sensing instrument using microwaves, which are not affected by particulates that disable infrared and optical sensors. The price of the instrument will be comparable to current remote temperature sensing technologies. Phase I will construct and test a prototype remote temperature measurement instrument with full functionality. Experimental data from this prototype will be combined with an exploratory design to set the direction for Phase II. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The new remote temperature sensor should allow tighter control in energy-intensive processes in a wide variety of industries, leading to substantial energy savings.

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