22 May 2015 High temperature, harsh environment sensors for advanced power generation systems
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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.
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P. R. Ohodnicki, P. R. Ohodnicki, S. Credle, S. Credle, M. Buric, M. Buric, R. Lewis, R. Lewis, S. Seachman, S. Seachman, "High temperature, harsh environment sensors for advanced power generation systems", Proc. SPIE 9467, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications VII, 94671M (22 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2178016; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2178016

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