Large Area Filtered Arc Deposition of Carbon and Boron Based Hard Coatings

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Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 44400
Amount: $99,839.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1999
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4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
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Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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Not Available It is difficult to measure pressures and temperatures on turbomachinery during engine development because of the difficulty of transmitting information from a rotating piece of equipment to a stationary recording station. The traditional method for measurements on rotating machinery is with a slip-ring, which has an expensive up-front cost as well as a short life, lasting as little as 25 hours of testing. We propose to develop a new technology for wireless transmission of pressure signals using a low power data link. Sending pressure or temperature signals through these data links would have a range of 2 meters, which should be sufficient to cover the distances necessary for turbine engines.

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