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Surface Acoustic Wave wireless sensors for High Operating Temperature environments

Objective

Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) technology has been applied for more than 20 years to develop sensors exhibiting unique capabilities with limited ageing effects resulting in long term stability properties. During the 90s, they have proved their capability to be wirelessly operated without any on-board power supply. In parallel, the long term development of advanced material, particularly in Russia, has yielded a new class of material, namely Langasite and its variant forms, that can be substituted to quartz and lithium niobate particularly when operating at high temperature. Our project will demonstrate wireless SAW sensors operating in an unprecedented temperature range. This sets extreme challenges to all parts of the sensor system since the developed wireless system will be suitable to operate in harsh environments. The great progress brought by the project takes advantage of a consortium involving complementary major academics and industrial actors of SAW-sensor-based systems capable to successfully face the challenges of implementing a whole system allowing for physical metrology in harsh conditions. Substantial improvements will be provided for sensing physical parameters in a wide temperature range (-20°C to +650°C), in monitoring a nano-based production process and other applications. Significant knowledge will be generated in nano-sciences and nano-technologies linked to SAW physical sensors and materials for industrial applications. Demonstration of the system will be achieved at an industrial level for monitoring physical parameters under high pressures and high temperatures. The SAWHOT project consortium is set up on the basis of a bilateral Russian-European partnership generating a unique workforce cooperating within the FP7 framework to address this challenge. Finally, this project will bring on sustainable high-tech socio economic prospects : new markets and standards, improved cooperation between EU and Russian organizations.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2009-EU-Russia
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 224 520
Administrative Contact
Elena Mayer (Ms.)

Participants (9)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 213 079
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michel Mauvais (Mr.)
INSTITUT PIERRE VERNIER
France
EU contribution
€ 149 140
Address
Rue Alain Savary 24
25000 Besancon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christophe Roux (Mr.)
CTR CARINTHIAN TECH RESEARCH AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 161 902
Address
Hightech Campus Villach Europastrasse 12
9524 Villach Sankt Magdalen
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gudrun Bruckner (Dr.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 219 808
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leif Højslet Christensen (Dr.)
GVR Trade SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 57 500
Address
Ch. Du Vignoble 31C
2022 Bevaix
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Victor Plessky (Dr.)
SENSEOR SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 169 354
Address
505 Route Des Lucioles Le Navigator Bat B Parc Du Font De L Orme Lot 3
06560 Valbonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
François Gegot (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT CLAUSTHAL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 185 000
Address
Adolph Romer Strasse 2A
38678 Clausthal Zellerfeld
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Holger Fritze (Prof.)
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 108 441
Address
Kings Place 90 York Way
N1 9FX London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Bone (Mr.)
Research and Development of Carbon Nanotubes S.A.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 61 256
Address
Stadiou Street, Platani
26504 Rio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kalliopi Lagaki (Dr.)