Cost Effective Manufacturing of Piezoelectric Acoustic Sensors (CEMPAS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-13-M-0015
Agency Tracking Number:
N122-139-0930
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N122-139
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
Mide Technology Corporation
200 Boston Avenue Suite 1000, Medford, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
786127522
Principal Investigator:
Attila Lengyel
COO
(781) 306-0609
alengyel@mide.com
Business Contact:
Marthinus Schoor
CEO/President
(781) 306-0609
tienie@mide.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Arrays of vector velocity sensors have exhibited major system improvements over traditional omnidirectional hydrophones in undersea acoustic sensing. Compact accelerometers made from relaxor piezoelectric crystals are the key element which allow for the improved functionality of the vector velocity sensor arrays. These relaxor piezoelectric crystals are extremely sensitive and compact; but manufacturing of sensors incorporating these crystals have traditionally been costly. Mide"s patented piezo manufacturing line and its over 20 years of experience with manufacturing piezoelectric packages makes them the ideal candidate to develop an effective and low cost manufacturing process for accelerometers incorporating relaxor piezoelectric materials. Mide"s proposed technology drastically reduces assembly needs for piezo based vector velocity sensors while improving the durability of the piezoelectric element. In the manufacturing process piezoelectric packages are produced with necessary electrical connection to the piezoelectric element embedded. Because of the large number of sensors required, Mide"s automated piezo production line provides the greatest potential for cost effective manufacturing

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