SNS technology offers the potential for an innovative and efficient method for the transmission of power and data to for existing or new Structural Health Monitoring systems. It offers a cost effective and mass reducing alternative to the use of cumbersome wiring systems for the transfer of power and data in conventional systems. This ability would be in high demand throughout the aerospace industry. Potential applications include all aerospace composite structures including space structures and composite pressure vessels.
This technology is not limited to space structures but can be extended to other equipment where structural integrity and health monitoring is essential; applications include military ground vehicles, fixed and rotary wing air vehicle structures, as well as sea vessels. Potential customers for these systems include Air Force, MDA, Navy, and Army as well as a host of commercial customers.