IC2 Wins Fuselage Microphone NASA Phase 2 Contract

by | Sep 13, 2022 | Contract Wins, Announcements

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IC2 recently began work on a NASA Phase 2 SBIR contract titled “Flat-Package MEMS Fuselage Microphones for External Airplane Fluctuating Pressure Field Measurements” to continue development on this new product line. During this Phase 2 contract, IC2 will be developing a complete system for in-flight aeroacoustics measurements using and advancing IC2’s MEMS instrumentation-grade microphones and novel state-of-the-art data acquisition systems. This complete measurement system will address the installation complexity, time, and cost challenges that measurement scientists face by creating lower cost, higher accuracy, and lower installation effort / expense instrumentation.

From the project abstract, “The goal of this research is to develop microphones, microphone packages, and a data acquisition system that meet the demanding in-flight performance requirements for aeroacoustic and aerodynamic applications that have anything to do with external airplane fluctuating pressure field measurements, while leveraging MEMS batch-fabrication technology to reduce the sensor size and significantly reduce the cost per channel. This work is aimed at fulfilling the aerospace industry’s need for economically viable sensing technology that meets required metrics for flight testing for a broad class of fluctuating pressure measurement use cases.”

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