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Passive Wireless SAW Sensors for IVHMNASA aeronautical programs require integrated vehicle health monitoring (IVHM) to ensure the safety of the crew and the vehicles. Future IVHM sensors need to be small, light weight, inexpensive, and wireless. Surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology meets all of these constraints. In addition it operates in harsh environments and over wide temperature ranges, and it is inherently radiation hardened. This paper presents a survey of research opportunities for universities and industry to develop new sensors that address anticipated IVHM needs for aerospace vehicles. Potential applications of passive wireless SAW sensors from ground testing to high altitude aircraft operations are presented, along with some of the challenges and issues of the technology.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Wilson, William C.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Perey, Daniel F.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Atkinson, Gary M.
(Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Richmond, VA, United States)
Barclay, Rebecca O.
(Christopher Newport Univ. Newport News, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
May 18, 2008
Subject Category
Space Transportation And Safety
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
2008 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium(Honolulu, HI)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 645846.02.07.07
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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