Ultra High Temperature Capacitive Pressure Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,993.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX11CA45C
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
094590
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CO, Lafayette, CO, 80026-8821
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
128688111
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Harsh
Principal Investigator
(303) 516-9075
harshk@sporian.com
Business Contact:
Michael Usrey
Business Official
(303) 516-9075
musrey@sporian.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
To improve the working performance, increase efficiency, reduce cost, and track system health status and failure modes of advanced propulsion systems; miniaturized, robust sensing systems for measuring and monitoring physical parameters, such as pressure, would be highly advantageous. Technical challenges for developing reliable sensing systems lie in extremely harsh working conditions the micro sensors must operate. In addition to high temperatures and pressures, these conditions include oxidation, corrosion, thermal shock, fatigue, fouling, and abrasive wear. High temperature (300-1350oC) capacitive pressure sensors are of particular interest due to their inherent suitability for wireless readout schemes. The objective of this proposed work is to develop a capacitive pressure sensor based on SiCN, a new class of high temperature ceramic materials, which possess excellent mechanical and electric properties at high temperatures (up to1600ºC). The Phase II effort will include: the development of materials formulations and fabrication processes to realize optimized devices, device prototyping, and laboratory scale/relevant environment testing such as to achieve TRL 5-6.

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