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Temperature Sensing Solution for Cryogenic Space Engines

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10CD42P
Agency Tracking Number: 095135
Amount: $99,504.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: X8.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-01-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-07-29
Small Business Information
80 Massie Drive
Christiansburg, VA 24073-1071
United States
DUNS: 808145465
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Paul Hines
 Principal Investigator
 (540) 392-6917
Business Contact
 Paul Hines
Title: Business Official
Phone: (540) 392-6917
Research Institution

Cryogenic systems, heavily used in rocket ground testing, space station operations, shuttle launch systems, etc, require a large number of temperature sensors for system management and control. Currently available temperature sensors cannot offer simultaneously sufficient reliability in highly corrosive environments of LOx and LH2 flows and sufficient temperature resolution. Development of new type of cryogenic temperature sensing solutions is needed to meet reliability and sensitivity requirements simultaneously and thus to provide NASA with more efficient, reliable solution for ground testing and flight missions. MicroXact Inc. proposes to develop highly sensitive, reliable sensing solution to address NASA needs that will offer ease of calibration and installation. In Phase I the feasibility of the solution will be experimentally demonstrated. In Phase II, sensors and system will continue to be refined and will undergo extensive testing and validation. By the end of Phase II, the proposed sensing solution will reach TRL 5. In Phase III, Luna will commercialize the developed sensors.

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