NASA STTR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 T13.01-9820
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Embedded Intelligent Sensor Systems
PROPOSAL TITLE: Wireless Networked Sensors for Remote Monitoring in Propulsion Systems

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC): RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
NAME: Nanosonic, Inc. NAME: Virginia Tech-Mechanical Engineering Department
STREET: 158 Wheatland Drive STREET: 635 Prices Fork Road-MC 0238
CITY: Pembroke CITY: Blacksburg
STATE/ZIP: VA  24136 - 3645 STATE/ZIP: VA  24061 - 0000
PHONE: (540) 626-6266 PHONE: (540) 231-7274

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Hang Ruan
hruan@nanosonic.com
158 Wheatland Drive
Pembroke, VA 24136 - 3645
(540) 626-6266

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Melissa Campbell
mcampbell@nanosonic.com
158 Wheatland Drive
Pembroke, VA 24136 - 3645
(540) 626-6266

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 4

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Embedded Intelligent Sensor Systems is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
This NASA Phase I SBIR program would fabricate wireless networked nanomembrane (NM) based surface pressure sensors for remote monitoring in propulsion systems, using SOI (Silicon on Insulator) NM techniques in combination with our pioneering HybridSil ceramic nanocomposite materials. Such low-modulus, conformal nanomembrane sensor skins with integrated interconnect elements and electronic devices can be applied to new or existing propulsion systems for acoustic surface pressure analysis. During this NASA SBIR, we will transition the wireless semiconductor nanomembrane sensors from their current concept and prototype stage to instrumentation products of use to NASA�s propulsion facilities, other NASA aerostructure instrumentation programs, academic researchers and industrial technologists. We will perform synthesis of sensor skin materials with optimized transduction, hysteresis and environmental properties, specifically for high Reynold�s number flow and also varying temperature use. Support wireless electronics will be optimized to acquire, multiplex, store and process raw sensor array data.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The anticipated initial market of the wireless high frequency surface sensors is for remote monitoring in propulsion systems. An appreciation of the instrumentation issues obtained by working with NASA propulsion facilities would allow improvements in sensor materials, electronics and packaging, and potentially allow the transition of related products to operational vehicles.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The commercialization potential of the NM technology lies in four areas, namely 1) NM sensor skin arrays for the measurement of multi-axis surface pressure, 2) Broader sensor skin arrays for the measurement of pressure, 3) Single-element air or water flow sensors, and 4) wireless module.

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.)
Diagnostics/Prognostics
Sensor Nodes & Webs (see also Communications, Networking & Signal Transport)

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