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High temperature, harsh environment sensors for advanced power generation systems
Author(s): P. R. Ohodnicki Jr.; S. Credle; M. Buric; R. Lewis; S. Seachman

Paper Abstract

One mission of the Crosscutting Technology Research program at the National Energy Technology Laboratory is to develop a suite of sensors and controls technologies that will ultimately increase efficiencies of existing fossil-fuel fired power plants and enable a new generation of more efficient and lower emission power generation technologies. The program seeks to accomplish this mission through soliciting, managing, and monitoring a broad range of projects both internal and external to the laboratory which span sensor material and device development, energy harvesting and wireless telemetry methodologies, and advanced controls algorithms and approaches. A particular emphasis is placed upon harsh environment sensing for compatibility with high temperature, erosive, corrosive, and highly reducing or oxidizing environments associated with large-scale centralized power generation. An overview of the full sensors and controls portfolio is presented and a selected set of current and recent research successes and on-going projects are highlighted. A more detailed emphasis will be placed on an overview of the current research thrusts and successes of the in-house sensor material and device research efforts that have been established to support the program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2015
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 9467, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications VII, 94671M (22 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2178016
Show Author Affiliations
P. R. Ohodnicki Jr., National Energy Technology Lab. (United States)
Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
S. Credle, National Energy Technology Lab. (United States)
M. Buric, National Energy Technology Lab. (United States)
R. Lewis, U.S. Dept. of Energy (United States)
S. Seachman, National Energy Technology Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9467:
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications VII
Thomas George; Achyut K. Dutta; M. Saif Islam, Editor(s)

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