We are enthusiastic about the potential these sensor-tags have to enable low-cost distributed wireless sensing for a range of applications.
Arnold, MD (PRWEB) March 05, 2012
Arnold based small business Applied Sensor Research & Development Corporation (“ASR&D”) recently completed performance of two NASA Phase 1 STTR projects. These projects, which were conducted under the Small Business Technology Transfer for Research (STTR) program, were both collaborative research and development efforts between ASR&D and university researchers at Temple University (Philadelphia) and the University of Maine. The projects, which were unrelated to one another, developed chemical sensors to detect hypergolic fuel leaks, and passive wireless sensor-tag interface devices with RFID-like coding for use with external sensors. A set of 100 individually identifiable sensor-tags was fabricated and tested, demonstrating wireless measurement of strain and pressure without the use of batteries. Company president Jackie Hines states "We are enthusiastic about the potential these sensor-tags have to enable low-cost distributed wireless sensing for a range of applications." Additional work to commercialize this promising sensor technology is ongoing.
Applied Sensor Research & Development Corporation (ASR&D) is an application engineering and contract research firm specializing in development of innovative acoustic wave based sensor technologies for chemical, biological, and physical sensing applications. ASR&D’s passive sensors can be interrogated wirelessly using radio frequency signals, and respond with a signal that encodes both the sensor's identity and the measurement(s), with no batteries required in the sensor. These rugged, long-lived solid-state devices are suitable for operation in extreme temperature and high radiation environments. A veteran-woman owned small business, ASR&D works with industrial and government customers with specific wireless sensor needs for targeted product development for applications in fields ranging from aerospace, homeland defense, and national security to industrial process control, civil engineering, and point of care clinical diagnosis of infectious agents. For more information visit us online at asrdcorp.com.