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Wireless Sensor Network for Flight Test

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX15CD13P
Agency Tracking Number: 154589
Amount: $124,978.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A2.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-06-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-12-17
Small Business Information
19221 IH 45 South, Suite 530
Conroe, TX 77385-8746
United States
DUNS: 782566418
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Mark Kuhnel
 Software Manager
 (281) 292-9903
Business Contact
 Mary Delahunty
Title: Business Official
Phone: (281) 292-9903
Research Institution

Flight test programs have always been challenged with having to add a sufficient number of transducers and instruments to make meaningful measurements without having an adverse impact on the operation and performance of the vehicle being tested. Transducer and instrumentation wiring is intrusive and labor intensive, often requires vehicle modifications to support, is subject to reliability concerns, and adds a significant amount of weight when hundreds of transducers are required. Invocon proposes a Wireless Sensor Network system that will significantly reduce or eliminate the wiring used today to transmit transducer data. Wireless sensor nodes will make the same measurements acquired today with wired transducers, and in some cases will use exactly the same transducer. The key difference is that transceiver units will collect data via RF communication from the wireless sensor nodes, eliminating the need for wired interconnectivity to relay data, and provide the opportunity to collect data from large numbers of sensors. An interface module collects the sensor data and converts the data into a format that facilitates data recording and/or transmission to a ground station via telemetry.

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