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Development of a High Temperature Sensor Based on Transformation-Induced Resistivity Changes in Ordered Alloys

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-08-C-0040
Agency Tracking Number: F064-037-0007
Amount: $749,964.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-T037
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-11-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-11-14
Small Business Information
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
DUNS: 074689217
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sarath Menon
 Research Scientist
 (937) 426-6900
 smenon@ues.com
Business Contact
 Francis Williams, Jr.
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Email: fwilliams@ues.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF CINCINNATI
 Tana Housh
 Edwards Center I, Suite 7148
47 Cory Boulevard, ML 0222
Cincinnati, OH, 45221
 (513) 556-2870
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
There is an increasing demand for high temperature sensors that operate accurately and reliably in extreme environments and they are vital in several aerospace applications. This aim was directly addressed by a novel idea where microstructural changes caused by phase transformation and the attendant physical property changes that can be easily measured is used as a sensor. In Phase I of this program, alloy compositions stable in turbine engine environment were used as the sensor material and selected physical property measurements were made. The microstructural parameters and the measured properties were correlated and a damage parameter was derived. Following this work, optimization of alloys and establishment of calibration curves will be carried out during the Phase II program. In addition, a sensor system package will be developed and tested in operating environments.

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