High Temperature Energy Harvesting Solution for Autonomous Wireless Sensor Networks in Aircraft Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-11-M-2165
Agency Tracking Number: F103-201-0666
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-201
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.
535 W. Research Center Blvd., Suite 209, Fayetteville, AR, -
DUNS: 121539790
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jie Yang
 Research Engineer
 (479) 443-5759
 jyang@apei.net
Business Contact
 Sharmila Mounce
Title: Business Operations Manager
Phone: (479) 443-5759
Email: smounce@apei.net
Research Institution
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Abstract
ABSTRACT: The objective of this SBIR project is to develop a high temperature (225 degrees C +) energy harvesting solution for miniaturized smart wireless sensors that can be easily integrated with aircraft turbine engine components such as roller bearings and bearing assemblies to form a distributed engine control system (DCS). The wireless sensing suite, utilizing state-of-the-art high-temperature silicon-on-insulator (HTSOI) processes, will enable the next-generation of harsh environment aircraft turbine engine health monitoring. BENEFIT: The proposed technology will revolutionize the approach to health monitoring and control of aircraft engine, as well as other high performance aerospace components. This technology can also be widely applied in commercial industries such as power generation. In addition to the technical benefits to aerospace and industry partners, the development and commercialization of this technology will provide many high-tech and high-paying jobs to the State of Arkansas, which has been designated as a Highly Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone).

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