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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