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Performer: University of Maine System
Schematic and photograph of test setup for<br/>interrogation of LGS SAW resonator under dynamic<br/>stress conditions
Schematic and photograph of test setup for
interrogation of LGS SAW resonator under dynamic
stress conditions
Website: University of Maine System
Award Number: FE0007379
Project Duration: 01/01/2012 – 12/31/2016
Total Award Value: $1,657,677
DOE Share: $1,318,738
Performer Share: $338,939
Technology Area: Plant Optimization Technologies
Key Technology: Sensors & Controls
Location: Orono, Maine

Project Description

This project will develop and demonstrate the performance of wireless microwave acoustic sensors for temperature and pressure measurement in high temperature environments. Small battery free surface acoustic wave sensors with integrated antennas, comprised of novel materials that are stable in high temperature environments will be embedded or attached to components and/or structures for real time monitoring in conditions up to 1200ÂșC and 750 psi.

Project Benefits

This project will develop and demonstrate the performance of wireless microwave acoustic sensors for temperature and pressure measurement in high temperature environments. This revolutionary advance in wireless sensor technology can be deployed for vital real-time monitoring of equipment in advanced fossil energy power plants. The expected overall impact of this technology is a reduction in power plant operating costs.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Barbara Carney: barbara.carney@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager Briggs White: briggs.white@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator Mauricio Pereira da Cunha: Mdacunha@eece.maine.edu

 

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