Wireless Strain Gage

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,998.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-05-C-0133
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-004-0024
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-T004
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SYNTONICS LLC
9160 Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD, 21045
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
113489319
Principal Investigator:
Bruce Montgomery
President
(410) 884-0500
Bruce.Montgomery@SyntonicsCorp.com
Business Contact:
Edward O'Malley
VP, Finance & Administration
(410) 884-0500
Ed.OMalley@SyntonicsCorp.com
Research Institution:
ELECTROSCIENCE LAB/OHIO STATE U.
Eric K Walton
1320 Kinnear Road
Columbus, MD, 43212
(614) 292-5051
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The Air Force wants to develop strain sensors that can be installed inside rotating machinery to wirelessly transmit high speed, high resolution strain data to a stationary receiving system. The goal is 100 sensors transmitting 45 kHz strain data with 1 Hz resolution from within the first three stages of a jet turbine engine's compressor. Our Team believes that a combination of microwave techniques, innovative power/instrumentation/antenna designs, and existing thin-film technologies can achieve these goals. Using an existing turbine engine test bed, our Phase I work will demonstrate the feasibilty of communicating one channel of high speed data from a rotating third-stage compressor blade. In Phase II, we will extend the demonstration to multiple strain sensors that are wirelessly delivering high speed, high resolution data from an operating jet engine.

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