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Non-contact Inline Material Sensor for Measurement of Electrical Properties of…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
027-63-2012
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PaneraTech, Inc.
4125 Lafayette Center Drive Ste 200 Chantilly, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Non-contact Inline Material Sensor for Measurement of Electrical Properties of Nanofiber Films
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Contract: SB1341-12-SSE-0594
Award Amount: $89,916.00
 

Abstract:

PaneraTech is proposing a non-contact dual sensor for broadband and real-time characterization of thin nanofiber films during the manufacturing. Our solution offers several unique aspects that are ideal for this application. For instance, it uses a dual CPW sensor for low frequencies and free space transmission system for higher frequency band. Our proposed sensor system is also equipped with highly accurate distance sensors to determine the thickness and distance of the sensor from the film as it will vary within the manufacturing environment. Our proposed sensor also employs sensor fusion to improve extracted electrical parameters of the manufacturing environment. Our proposed sensor also employs sensor fusion to improve extracted electrical parameters of the nanofiber films. Our system is also low-cost as it’s primarily based on low-cost probes and commercially available distance sensors. It also shares the same hardware between the two probes, thus offering very low-cost yet highly accurate measurement system.

Principal Investigator:

Yakup Bayram
(614) 429-1208
yakup.bayram@paneratech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PaneraTech, Inc.
2295 Village Crossing Rd, Ste 302 Falls Church, VA 22043-

EIN/Tax ID: 273654161
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No