Development of a High Temperature Sensor Based on Metallurgical Transformations

Period of Performance: 08/10/2006 - 05/08/2007

$100K

Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Ues, Inc.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Array
Dayton, OH 45432
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

University of Cincinnati
College of Engr. & Appl. Sc. 2901 Woodside Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Institution POC

Abstract

Development of materials for sensor technology is a significant and challenging area in current and future aerospace applications. There is increasing demand for high temperature sensors that operate accurately and reliably in extreme environments to enable vehicle health monitoring. In this proposal, a novel idea for high temperature exposure sensor, which is based on metallurgical transformations is proposed. The main focus during the Phase I program will be the demonstration of concept and to develop the most suited alloy composition and measurement method. The reliability of this method of high temperature sensing will be determined by careful experimentation.