NASA STTR 2016 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 T12.01-9836
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Advanced Structural Health Monitoring
PROPOSAL TITLE: Passive Wireless Sensor System for Space and Structural Health Monitoring

NAME: Aviana Molecular Technologies, LLC NAME: University of Central Florida
STREET: 831 Amies Lane STREET: 4000 Central Florida Boulevard
CITY: Bryn Mawr CITY: Orlando
STATE/ZIP: PA  19010 - 1901 STATE/ZIP: FL  32816 - 8005
PHONE: (610) 220-0965 PHONE: (407) 823-3778

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Donald Malocha
4328 Scorpius St. Bldg. HEC Room 346
Orlando, FL 32816 - 8035
(407) 823-2414

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Vanaja Ragavan
831 Amies Lane
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 - 1901
(610) 220-0965

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 3

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Advanced Structural Health Monitoring is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Aviana Molecular (Aviana) and the University of Central Florida (UCF) propose to develop a Passive Wireless Sensor System (PWSS) for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). SAW sensors are lightweight, passive (battery-less), simple, reliable, scalable, sensitive, do not disturb the operating environment, can be permanently placed on the critical components, allow quick and inexpensive acquisition of data to diagnose structure performance or failures, and transmit the relevant data to a remote data processing center wirelessly.

Phase I of this proposal will study approaches for SAW sensor embodiments that can be embedded in composites (antenna design for embedding or on the surface of composite materials) and the use of clustered sensors for enhanced redundancy, accuracy, and range.The target sensor measurands will be temperature, range data, and gas detection. Phase I will study tradeoffs in center frequency, bandwidth, device embodiments, and transceiver approaches for launch, space vehicle and exploration.

The Phase I study and prototyping will enhance the current UCF SAW sensor transceiver capabilities by making an advanced transceiver that will be less than 1 Kg in weight, be less than .05 m3 in volume, and use less than 5 W of power. Studies and experiments will be performed to achieve single acquisition times of approximately 1 ms, or less, and multiple coherent interrogation integrations at a rate of 10 ms, or less, for enhanced signal to noise ratio. It is anticipated that ranges of 50-100 feet will be demonstrated and multiple coherent integrations will be studied for desired ranges of 0.5 to 1 Km. At the end of Phase I, recommendations for a path forward in Phase II for an advanced wireless passive SAW sensor system will be proposed. In addition, it is envisioned that hardware demonstrations of a Phase I effort prototype system will be shown as part of the final report/presentation.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
1) Wireless measurements on rotating parts
2) Wireless passive sensors in wings, fuselage, or other inaccessible points
3) Wireless sensor networking and SHM master monitor
4) Wireless massively deployed sensors
5) Astronaut wireless health monitoring

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
1) Point of care disease diagnostics for viruses, bacteria, and other analytes
2) Monitoring of integrity of implantable medical devices
3) Hydrogen, methane, ammonia, humidity, and gas wireless passive sensors
4) Transportation (Bridges, highways, etc.) wireless monitoring
5) Fossil fuel exploration
6) Building monitoring sensors
7) Engine and turbine monitoring

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Analytical Instruments (Solid, Liquid, Gas, Plasma, Energy; see also Sensors)
Condition Monitoring (see also Sensors)
Health Monitoring & Sensing (see also Sensors)
Space Transportation & Safety

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