NASA STTR 2018-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 18-1- T13.01-1144
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Intelligent Sensor Systems
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Multi-Band Software Defined Radio Sensor System
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC):
RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
Name:   Pegasense, LLC
Name:   University of Central Florida
Street:  1511 East State Road 434, Suite 2001
Street:  12201 Research Parkway, Suite 501
City:   Winter Springs
City:   Orlando
State/Zip:  FL  32708-5646
State/Zip:   FL 32826 - 3246
Phone:  (407) 758-4446
Phone:   (407) 823-3031


Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Donald Malocha
dcmalocha@cfl.rr.com
426 Sandringham Ct. Winter Springs, FL 32708 - 2725
(407) 758-4446

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Svetlana Malocha
smalocha@cfl.rr.com
426 Sandringham Court Winter Springs, FL 32708 - 2725
(407) 766-5783
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 2
End: 3
Technical Abstract

This Multiband Software Defined Radio (SDR) sensor system proposal will demonstrate the ability to operate within multiple frequency bands and across multiple technology platforms in a single transceiver.  The center frequencies and bandwidths chosen are representative of current demonstrated commercial or research devices and bands used: 400 MHz, 900 MHz, and 2.4 GHz ISM bands, with bandwidths of approximately 10 MHz, 26 MHz, and 100 MHz, respectively.  SAW sensor development proposed is for a cryogenic to high temperature sensor, high temperature strain sensor, and magnetic field sensor.  Demonstration of other passive technology sensors will also be demonstrated.

This proposal presents a series of technical objectives that will have a significant benefit to a broad range of wireless sensors, and advance the state-of-the-art and capabilities in sensor technology.  The effort will demonstrate a multiband software defined radio (SDR) sensor transceiver that can interrogate any passive resonator or delay line technology sensor within a given band.  The proposed sensor systems will lead to improved safety, reduced test, and space flight costs by providing real-time analysis of data, information, and knowledge through meshed wireless networking.

The SDR system approach has the following advantages and advancements:

 

Potential NASA Applications

Wireless measurements on rotating parts - Temperature & strain, Wireless passive sensors in wings, fuselage, or other inaccessible points - Temperature & strain, Wireless sensor networking and SHM master monitor, Wireless massively deployed sensors, Inflatable habitats - Inside/outside temperature, Gas monitoring, Strain/stress of components, Hydrogen gas sensing - Launch vehicles & Ground facilities, Cryogenic gas and liquid monitoring for launch vehicles

Potential Non-NASA Applications

Airplane cabin & landing gear SHM, Sensor monitoring of inaccessible areas, within the fuselage or wings of airframes, Hydrogen, methane, ammonia, humidity, gas and other wireless passive sensors - Hydrogen fueled vehicles, Gas cylinders, Nuclear reactors, Transportation (Bridges, highways, etc.) wireless monitoring - Concrete curing, Corrosion, Strain, Military and commercial aircraft SHM, Engine/ turbine monitoring - Gear temperature, Exhaust tempersture, Cryogenic liquid and gas monitoring

 


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