NASA STTR 2017 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 171 T13.01-9820
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Intelligent Sensor Systems
PROPOSAL TITLE: Self-powered Multi-functional Wireless Sensor Network for Nondestructive Evaluation and Structural Health Monitoring

NAME: X-wave Innovations, Inc. NAME: New York Institute of Technology
STREET: 555 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 510 STREET: Old Westbury Campus P.O. Box 8000
CITY: Gaithersburg CITY: New York City
STATE/ZIP: MD  20878 - 1464 STATE/ZIP: NY  11568 - 8000
PHONE: (301) 200-8368 PHONE: (212) 264-2069

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dan Xiang
555 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 510
Gaithersburg, MD 20878 - 1464
(301) 200-8128

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Jennifer Duan
555 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 510
Gaithersburg, MD 20878 - 1464
(301) 200-8368

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

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
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?

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
NASA is looking for advanced sensor technologies, especially wireless embedded sensor systems, to support rocket propulsion development. The enabling technology should provide a highly flexible instrumentation solution capable of monitoring remote or inaccessible measurement locations. This sensor system should substantially reduce operational costs and evolutionary improvements in ground, launch and flight system operational robustness. It should provide an advanced diagnostics capability to monitor test facility parameters including temperature, pressure, strain and near-field acoustics. To address this critical need, X-wave Innovations, Inc. (XII) and Prof. Fang Li from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) propose an innovative passive, wireless, high temperature embedded sensor system that is capable of providing high-bandwidth measurements of temperature, pressure and strain on both rotating and non-rotating propulsion engine components. For the Phase I program, XII will prototype a embedded sensor system and demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed technique for passive, wireless, multi-parameter measurements. For the Phase II program, XII will focus on refining the prototype system design and development with improved hardware and software. For the Phase III program, XII will focus on optimizing the prototype performance and collaborating with our commercial partners to package the sensor technology into a commercially-available system.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
NASA has great interest in embedded sensor system with wireless data communication capabilities for a variety of applications, from ground testing, to flight testing, to in-service monitoring, etc. The proposed passive, wireless, high-temperature embedded sensor system provide a highly flexible instrumentation solution to monitor remote or inaccessible measurement locations for NASA's rocket propulsion test facilities.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The proposed wireless sensor system has many market applications in different industries such as exploration, defense, aviation, and civil and environmental engineering sectors. Other government agencies, including DOD, DOE, DOT will benefit from this technology. Passive, wireless, embedded sensor technologies for SHM and other applications are constantly being sought in many markets, especially those that require continuous monitoring of large infrastructures.

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.)
Ad-Hoc Networks (see also Sensors)
Algorithms/Control Software & Systems (see also Autonomous Systems)
Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE; NDT)
Sensor Nodes & Webs (see also Communications, Networking & Signal Transport)

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