High-rate Manufacturing of Structural-state Sensors (MOSS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,948.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0315
Award Id:
95146
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-031-0290
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T031
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2780 Skypark Drive, Suite 400, Torrance, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
106823607
Principal Investigator:
Cesar delSolar
Principal Investigator
(310) 626-8365
cdelsolar@nextgenaero.com
Business Contact:
Zoltan Feher
Manager, Contracts and Pr
(310) 626-8384
zfeher@nextgenaero.com
Research Institution:
University of Illinois, Chicago
Urszula Lizak
Department of Mechan
University of Illinois at Chic
Chicago, IL, 60607
(312) 413-5196
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The goal of the proposed research is the development of a high-volume, low-cost manufacturing along with a novel deposition process that enables fabrication of a structural-state electronic system-on film. This hybrid electronic system contains a multifunctional sensor suite that can measure a structure's static (such as deformation, stress and strain) and dynamic state (such as slow or under acceleration). This electronic system consists of SSM patches that have been populated with sensors that have been solution-processed onto a flexible substrate. During the 7-month base Phase I effort, NextGen and UIC will develop (1) a high-volume manufacturing process, (2) a novel deposition approach for fabricated high-performance sensors, and (3) an electronic system on film. During Phase II, the design, fabrication, and testing of an array of organic strain sensors will be accomplished. Whereas in Phase I, the structural state sensing device or strain sensor was a laboratory test article, the Phase II product will be a strain sensor prototype array with more specific application performance requirements. The Technology Readiness Level (TRL) during Phase I will be elevated from a 2 to a 3. A Phase II effort would increase all three technologies to a TRL of 5.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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