Awards

$150K

SBIR Phase I: Structural Health Monitoring using Embedded Frequency Steered Acoustic Transducers

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: EI-2012
Budget: 01/01/12 - 12/31/12
PI: Michael Kranz

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project investigates high-temperature wirelessly interrogated acoustic sensors for monitoring insulated structures such as piping and storage vessels that are in difficult to access locations and operate at elevated temperatures. Current 2-D acoustic imaging systems are wiring and data proce...

$150K

SBIR Phase I: Vibration Harvesting for High-Temperature Wireless Sensors

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: NM-2010
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11
PI: Dr. Brian A English

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project investigates the use of environmental vibrations to increase the interrogation distance between wireless sensors and their readers. The utilization of free vibrations, themselves, for increased performance is a paradigm shift away from existing approaches that use vibrations purely for ener...

$69.6K

Transducer Technologies for Track Health Monitoring

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A09-189
Budget: 03/29/10 - 09/29/10
PI: Dr. Brian A English

Capacitive strain sensors will be integrated into vehicles tracks for the purpose of health and usage monitoring. Data will be collected by wireless reader and DAQ where data processing and analysis begins. Key innovations include sensor technology and wireless interrogation techniques

$750K

NanoEnhanced Toxic Industrial Chemicals Sensor

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: SB072-001
Budget: 03/24/10 - 06/30/12
PI: Dr. Brian A English

This proposal investigates handheld chemical sensors that utilize surface-enhanced Raman spectrometry, or SERS. First, SERS will be developed utilizing nanoporous alumina membranes with selective binders and metallic nanodots. These devices have demonstrated 10^12 enhancement Second, a microfluidic chip will be developed to house the SERS sub...

$99.9K

Wireless Brake and Tire Monitoring System (WBTMS)

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF073-144
Budget: 01/25/08 - 10/22/08
PI: Dr. Brian A English

High temperature wireless sensors and data acquisition electronics are proposed to provide active monitoring of tire bead temperature, tire pressure, and brake temperature on landing gear. The proposal includes versatile packaging of sensors and electronics for installation and multiple channel data-acquistition on virtually any set of landing ...

$98.8K

NanoEnhanced Toxic Industrial Chemicals Sensor

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: SB072-001
Budget: 09/27/07 - 06/05/08
PI: Dr. Brian A English

The detection and classification of toxic industrial chemicals (TICS) is an important capability to the nation s defense forces, first responder units, and law enforcement, not to mention the more traditional needs in industrial monitoring and control, construction, and even household applications. First responders, in all levels of government, ...

$99.4K

High Temperature High Frequency MEMS Sensors

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF07-T014
Budget: 09/26/07 - 09/26/08
PI: Dr. Brian A English

ENGeniousMicro proposes to develop a micromachined sensor that will operate at high temperatures with high frequency response to measure surface pressure, shear stress, and heat flux distributions. Through the use of micromachining technologies, we will develop a sensor that has a small form factor and can be flush mounted on the object to be m...