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Wireless Temperature Sensor Having No Electrical Connections

Robust, flexible, wireless temperature sensor based on SansEC
This technology is a new sensor made up of dielectric materials tuned to accurately measure a variable and wide range of temperatures. The sensor is wireless and is powered by an external magnetic field. As the temperature changes, the dielectric material changes its signature magnetic response and the change is detected by a magnetic field response sensor. Applications for this technology are temperature sensors for non-conductive surfaces where the conditions or operations require a robust and wireless sensor.
Patent Abstract: 
NASA Langley Research Center has developed a robust, wireless temperature sensor that does not require an electrical connection. The temperature sensor is built on NASA's SansEC sensor platform, which takes advantage of measuring dielectric changes. The temperature sensor is damage tolerant, wireless, flexible, precise, and inexpensive. One promising application is for tire temperature sensors.
Benefits 

Damage tolerant - As an open circuit sensor, it can sustain damage and still operate well

applications 

Aerospace

Automotive

Food Processing

Medical

Reps: 
Patent Number: 
8,636,407
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
LAR-TOPS-193
Patent Status: 
Patent Issue Date: 
September 16, 2015
Agency
NASA
State: 
Virginia
Phone: 
757-864-3346
Lab Representatives
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