TechConnect Innovation Program

Field Deployable PiezoElectric Gravimeter (PEG)

NASA-Stennis Space Center, MS, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Piezoelectric stimulus-response quantification based gravimeter (PEG) quantifies gravitational effects on piezoelectric elements. Shear mode piezoelectric elements provided with excitation energy causing highly reproducible response across a full frequency spectrum, i.e., the piezoelectric stimulus-response effect. Piezoelectric transducer takes static measurements versus conventional use that requires a dynamically changing quantity.

Primary Application Area: IT, Cyber-Security, Software

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 8

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: We seek to commercialize this technology through partner licensing to provide benefits to the marketplace. This design is a large improvement over current gravimeters in the market. This is not a conventional gravimeter, the PEG uses piezoelectric instrumentation in a completely new way, reversing their role.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 324

Website: http://technology.nasa.gov/search/patent/SSC

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Looking for: Development / License Partners