Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2021

238  University of North Texas  (84534)

Principal Investigator: Choi,Wonbong

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 211,786

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): No

Start and End Dates: - 5/4/22

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: Materials Science & Engineer

Department, Center, School, or Institute: College of Engineering

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Self-powered Wireless Sensors and Interfaces for UAV's

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: U.S. Department of Defense

Program Title: N/A
CFDA Linked: Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research in Science and Engineering


Some special aircraft such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) require a system capable of long endurance flight without much maintenance. Whether to remotely monitor radioactivity in a contaminated area, or to detect the stress/strain using the sensor functionality embedded on the UAV for better maneuverability, self-powered sensors are highly desired. Self-powered wireless sensors acting as nanogenerators can not only harvest ambient environment energy during the flight but also are capable of wirelessly monitoring pressure, temperature and other parameters to make the UAV truly an intelligent transportation system (ITS). In this research project, we request the acquisition of a Mask Aligner to pattern such self-powered sensors with nano-antenna structures for wireless communication. The addition of the proposed system will enable researchers to study novel 2D materials as self-powered sensors and actuators.

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