Kevin Andrews, Ph.D.
Licensing, Contract Research, Supplier Agreement, Negotiated as warranted
Opportunity to supply 30-50000+ sensors annually
Phase 1: Proof of Concpt in 12-15 months
Phase 2: Engineering development could be 6-12 months and a chance to partner with sponsor as they launch their next generation products.
Phase 1: Proof of Concept funding commensurate with proposed activity
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NineSigma, representing a global electric motor manufacturer, invites proposals for robust temperature sensor or technique for monitoring temperature of an encased motor assembly.
NineSigma’s client manufactures an electronic assembly that is encased in a pressurized fluid chamber made of steel. The client must monitor the temperature of this assembly at various locations on the assembly and continuously report temperature values to a control system. They seek a robust sensor or sensors that last the life of the encased assembly.
Previously, they have used individual, discrete temperature sensors in several locations within the assembly. This approach does not permit sufficient resolution of local thermal excursions (hot spots) within the assembly. NineSigma’s client seeks different sensor geometries, for example, a linear loop of sensors, to measure temperature over a larger portion of the assembly.
Anticipated Project Phases or Project Plan
Phase 1 – Proof of concept
Phase 2 – Engineering development
Criteria for Moving from Phase 1 to Phase 2
Client will consider for advancement an approach that meets performance criteria with acceptable economics and pathway to commercialization.
The successful technology will:
Additional characteristics that would be nice to have include:
NineSigma’s client prefers solutions with technology readiness suitable for incorporation into product applications but is also willing to consider solutions requiring some development.
Possible approaches might include, but are not limited to:
Your response should address the following:
Appropriate responses to this Request
Responses from companies (small to large), consultants, entrepreneurs, or inventors are welcome. For example:
You represent a company or university that has demonstrated a device that is ready for implementation at commercial scale.
You represent a technology transfer agency that represents an inventor or technology holder who can demonstrate a sensor to address the request.
You represent a university research department that has a prototype device ready to adapt and scale.