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Performer: University of Central Florida
Schematic geometry of the proposed sensor.
Schematic geometry of the proposed sensor.
Website: University of Central Florida
Award Number: FE0007004
Project Duration: 10/01/2011 – 03/31/2015
Total Award Value: $289,541
DOE Share: $289,541
Performer Share: $0
Technology Area: University Training and Research
Key Technology: Sensors and Controls
Location: Orlando, Florida

Project Description

The University of Central Florida will develop an accurate and robust wireless passive high-temperature sensor for in situ measurement of strains inside turbine engines in coal-based power generation systems.

Project Benefits

This project will develop wireless passive ceramic strain sensors for turbine engine applications. On-line monitoring can help predict the failure of turbine engine parts by providing useful information on their condition. The sensors can also help reduce unnecessary out-of-service examination and replacement of engine parts. The expected impact of this technology is lower operating costs through more accurate measurement of the conditions inside a gasifier or boiler to better control their operation.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Barbara Carney: barbara.carney@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager Robert Romanosky: robert.romanosky@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator Linan An : Lan@mail.ucf.edu


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