Wireless SAW Sensor Strain Gauge&Integrated Interrogator Design

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CI28P
Agency Tracking Number: 100020
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: T7.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Mnemonics, Inc.
3900 Dow Road, Suite J, Melbourne, FL, 32394-9255
DUNS: 096656368
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 TJ Mears
 Principal Investigator
 (321) 254-7300
Business Contact
 Al Calderone
Title: Senior Contracts Manager
Phone: (321) 254-7300
Email: al.calderone@mnemonics-inc.com
Research Institution
 University of Central Florida
 Matt Cronan
 12201 Research Pkwy., Suite 501
Orlando, FL, 32826-3246
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 Nonprofit college or university
Wireless, passive, Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) temperature sensors, which can operate in a multi-sensor environment, have recently been successfully demonstrated. A network of four (4) Orthogonal Frequency Coded (OFC) sensors developed at the University of Central Florida (UCF) has been successfully interrogated wirelessly at a distance of seven (7) feet with a transceiver system developed by Mnemonics, Inc (MNI). A single temperature sensor has been interrogated at a distance of twenty-one (21) feet. This proposal extends that work in two (2) important areas. The first is in the development of an additional sensor type, a strain gauge. The second is in the design of an integrated interrogator system. These will be useful devices for a broad range of NASA, as well as commercial applications.

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