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NYIT, X-wave Innovations to Develop RFID Technology for NASA

The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) is partnering with X-wave Innovations Inc. (XII), a research and development firm specializing in the defense, homeland security, transportation and energy fields, to develop an embedded sensor system for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The solution is capable of measuring the levels of temperature, pressure and strain on various rocket propulsion engine components.

This technology is being developed as part of a project funded by a $125,000 NASA Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I grant jointly awarded to NYIT's Fang Li, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and XII. During this 12-month project, Li and XII will prototype an embedded sensor system and demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed technique for passive, wireless, multi-parameter high-temperature measurements.

NASA requires embedded sensor systems with wireless data-communication capabilities for such applications as ground and flight testing, as well as in-service monitoring. This embedded sensor system, the company reports, will provide a flexible instrumentation solution to monitor remote or inaccessible measurement locations for NASA's rocket propulsion test facilities.

The project is a hybrid product of passive surface acoustic wave radio frequency identification (SAW-RFID) technology and high-temperature piezoelectric materials and devices. Li joined the NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences in 2012, and has expertise in such technologies, while XII has a background in SAW-RFID technology and systems integration.

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This technology is being developed as part of a project funded by a $125,000 NASA Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I grant jointly awarded to NYIT's Fang Li, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and XII. During this 12-month project, Li and XII will prototype an embedded sensor system and demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed technique for passive, wireless, multi-parameter high-temperature measurements.

NASA requires embedded sensor systems with wireless data-communication capabilities for such applications as ground and flight testing, as well as in-service monitoring. This embedded sensor system, the company reports, will provide a flexible instrumentation solution to monitor remote or inaccessible measurement locations for NASA's rocket propulsion test facilities.

The project is a hybrid product of passive surface acoustic wave radio frequency identification (SAW-RFID) technology and high-temperature piezoelectric materials and devices. Li joined the NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences in 2012, and has expertise in such technologies, while XII has a background in SAW-RFID technology and systems integration.

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