NASA STTR 2022-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary

Proposal Information

Proposal Number:
22-1- T13.01-2449
Subtopic Title:
Intelligent Sensor Systems
Proposal Title:
A Wireless, Thin-Film Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Sensor System for Rocket Propulsion Test Applications

Small Business Concern

X-wave Innovations, Inc.
555 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 510, Gaithersburg, MD 20878 - 1464
(301) 200-8368                                                                                                                                                                                

Research Institution:

New York Institute of Technology
Northern Boulevard, NY 11568 - 8000
(516) 686-1062                                                                                                                                                                                

Principal Investigator:

Dan Xiang
555 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 510, MD 20878 - 1464
(301) 200-8128                                                                                                                                                                                

Business Official:

Jennifer Duan
555 Quince Orchard, Suite 510, MD 20878 - 1464
(301) 200-8368                                                                                                                                                                                

Summary Details:

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :                                                                                                                                                          
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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 an 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 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 wireless, cryogenic temperature/pressure sensor system provides a highly flexible instrumentation solution to monitor inaccessible measurement locations such as fuel tanks for NASA's rocket propulsion test facilities.

Potential Non-NASA 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. Wireless, cryogenic pressure/temperature sensor technologies for propulsion and other applications are constantly being sought in many markets, especially those that require continuous monitoring of fuel supplies.  

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