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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0315
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-031-0290
Amount: $69,948.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T031
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Small Business Information
2780 Skypark Drive, Suite 400, Torrance, CA, 90505
DUNS: 106823607
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Cesar delSolar
 Principal Investigator
 (310) 626-8365
 cdelsolar@nextgenaero.com
Business Contact
 Zoltan Feher
Title: Manager, Contracts and Pr
Phone: (310) 626-8384
Email: 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.

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