Cost-Effective Technologies for Fabrication of PiezoCrystal Vector Velocity Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-13-M-0016
Agency Tracking Number: N122-139-0559
Amount: $149,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N122-139
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
TRS Ceramics, Inc.
2820 East College Avenue, State College, PA, -
DUNS: 782683007
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Snook
 Research Scientist
 (814) 238-7485
 kevin@trstechnologies.com
Business Contact
 Wesley Hackenberger
Title: President
Phone: (814) 238-7485
Email: wes@trstechnologies.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
We propose to develop cost-effective velocity vector sensor technology by reducing costs to the accelerometers within the device. By optimizing both crystal and hardware, single crystal materials costs can be reduced. TRS will also evaluate assembly of sub-structures to reduce labor through automation (i.e. pick-and-place or other bulk processing). Through modeling and prototype assembly, and development of a cost model, key factors in accelerometer costs will be determined and possible solutions to reducing these will be provided at the end of the program. The prototype built will be compared with legacy devices to insure performance meets requirements.

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