NASA STTR 2019-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 19-1- T13.01-2665
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Intelligent Sensor Systems
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Enhanced Real Time Distributed Strain and Temperature Monitoring for Rocket Ground Testing
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC):
RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
Name:  Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation
Name:  Northwestern University
Street:  2363 Calle Del Mundo
Street:  Dept Mechanical Engineering
City:  Santa Clara
City:  Evanston
State/Zip:  CA 95054-1008
State/Zip:  IL 60208-3020
PHONE:  (408) 565-9004
PHONE:  (847) 491-4006

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Behzad Moslehi
E-mail:
bm@ifos.com
Address:
2363 Calle Del Mundo Santa Clara, CA 95054 - 1008
Phone:
(408) 565-9004

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Behzad Moslehi
E-mail:
bm@ifos.com
Address:
2363 Calle Del Mundo Santa Clara, CA 95054 - 1008
Phone:
(408) 565-9004
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 3
End: 4
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

IFOS proposes an innovative Brillouin sensing system – B*Sense™ – for enhanced, distributed strain and temperature measurements in harsh environments. Brillouin sensing provides both temperature and strain measurement along the entire length of fiber, allowing the entire fiber to act as a sensor. B*Sense™ will enable identification of defects, such as fatigue cracking or excessive loading, and temperature in structures. Project goals include designing a high-resolution (few cm) miniaturized interrogator based on photonic integrated circuits (PIC), fabricating and demonstrating a test platform, and developing signal processing algorithms. B*Sense™ will enable the effective real-time, in situ strain and temperature profiling of rocket propulsion structures during ground testing.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

The innovation will meet NASA’s requirements for improved measurement and analysis techniques for acquisition of real-time data used to determine rocket propulsion system performance during ground testing. The technology can also be used to provide test conductors high-resolution information to safely expand the flight test envelopes of aerospace vehicles and components.

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

Commercial aviation, the oil and gas industry, and land and marine vehicles will benefit significantly from this technology. The system can also be employed for perimeter monitoring and intrusion detection of large facilities.

Duration: 12

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