NASA SBIR 2014 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 14-1 H7.01-8880
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Advanced Thermal Protection Systems Technologies
PROPOSAL TITLE: Wireless SAW Based Temperature Gradient Sensor

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Prime Photonics, LC
1116 South Main Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060 - 5548
(540) 961-2200

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Edward Birdsell
ed.birdsell@primephotonics.com
1116 South Main Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060 - 5548
(540) 808-4579

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Steve Poland
steve.poland@primephotonics.com
1116 South Main Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060 - 5548
(540) 315-3549

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

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Advanced Thermal Protection Systems Technologies 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)
Prime Photonics proposes design and development of a surface acoustic wave (SAW) based temperature gradient sensor for instrumentation of thermal protection systems (TPS). This device will utilize a passive, wireless interrogation approach to produce a robust measurement platform compatible with high temperature environments.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The primary NASA commercial application of surface acoustic wave (SAW) based temperature gradient sensors will be instrumentation of new thermal protection system (TPS). This technology with assist in the development of new materials and heat shield designs by providing improved data feedback for refinement of TPS models for use on future space missions.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Wireless, passive SAW-based sensors offer a flexible detection platform that is readily adapted to measurement of parameters beyond temperature (e.g. strain, chemical species, magnetic fields, etc.). Prime Photonics plans to utilize the high-temperature platform compatibility to provide new sensing options for aerospace manufactures and end-users. Potential applications include engine management, structural health monitoring, and manufacturing process control.

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.)
Ceramics
Condition Monitoring (see also Sensors)
Diagnostics/Prognostics
Entry, Descent, & Landing (see also Planetary Navigation, Tracking, & Telemetry)
Microfabrication (and smaller; see also Electronics; Mechanical Systems; Photonics)
Spacecraft Design, Construction, Testing, & Performance (see also Engineering; Testing & Evaluation)
Spacecraft Instrumentation & Astrionics (see also Communications; Control & Monitoring; Information Systems)
Thermal

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