Autonomous Nonbattery Wireless Strain Gage for Structural Health Testing and Monitoring in Extreme Environments

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,952.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-09-C-0139
Award Id:
90182
Agency Tracking Number:
F08B-T01-0026
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9160 Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD, 21045
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
113489319
Principal Investigator:
Steven Gemeny
Principal Program Enginee
(410) 884-0500
Steve.Gemeny@SyntonicsCorp.com
Business Contact:
Edward O'Malley
VP, Finance and Administr
(410) 884-0500
Ed.OMalley@SyntonicsCorp.com
Research Institute:
The Ohio State University
Eric K Walton
1320 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH, 43212
(614) 292-5051
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
In Phase I we will demonstrate the feasibility of a wireless communication system that can remotely interrogate numerous passive SAW-based sensors at 2.4GHz, simultaneously extracting high bandwidth data from all of them. Our work will also address the feasibility of enhancements to the WSG sensors that improve the overall systems performance and ease of use. Earlier work has already demonstrated that SAW-based wireless strain gages are feasible and have significant promise for extreme environments. BENEFIT: The first application for this technology will be wireless strain sensors for turbine engine testing. The ability to collect strain readings from inside an operating engine will make these sensors especially attractive for engine development testing. However, strain sensors are used in hundreds of other specialized industrial applications. Wherever a wireless sensor can compete favorably with a wired sensor, this technology has an opportunity in the marketplace.)

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