Non-contact Inline Material Sensor for Measurement of Electrical Properties of Nanofiber Films

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Contract: SB1341-12-SSE-0594
Agency Tracking Number: 027-63-2012
Amount: $89,916.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
PaneraTech, Inc.
2295 Village Crossing Rd, Ste 302, Falls Church, VA, 22043-
DUNS: 965121101
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yakup  Bayram
 (614) 429-1208
 yakup.bayram@paneratech.com
Business Contact
Research Institution
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Abstract
PaneraTech is proposing a non-contact dual sensor for broadband and real-time characterization of thin nanofiber films during the manufacturing. Our solution offers several unique aspects that are ideal for this application. For instance, it uses a dual CPW sensor for low frequencies and free space transmission system for higher frequency band. Our proposed sensor system is also equipped with highly accurate distance sensors to determine the thickness and distance of the sensor from the film as it will vary within the manufacturing environment. Our proposed sensor also employs sensor fusion to improve extracted electrical parameters of the manufacturing environment. Our proposed sensor also employs sensor fusion to improve extracted electrical parameters of the nanofiber films. Our system is also low-cost as it’s primarily based on low-cost probes and commercially available distance sensors. It also shares the same hardware between the two probes, thus offering very low-cost yet highly accurate measurement system.

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