This project is based on Invention Disclosure LEW 18771-1. The patent application was recently allowed by the United States Patent Office. The MEDLI-2 TPS instrumentation for Mars2020 mission is considered the SoA. However, the plug type configuration limits the number of large holes gouged into the TPS in order to prevent degrading the structural integrity of the TPS. In contrast, the miniature, small cross section, and minimally intrusive profile of the proposed device allows for wide area distribution such that the structural integrity of the TPS is not degraded, thus respecting and practicing the “do no harm” principle. The proposed minimally intrusive embedded instrumentation would avoid such damage while optimizing TPS mass, and increasing the vehicle safety margin during high mass entry. It would successfully address the challenges of “meeting mass, volume, power, and cost” by way of improved optimization of the TPS thickness required for high mass delivery. Future exploration space vehicles will encounter harsh entry/reentry conditions as the payload size and mass inevitably increase. A real-time topographic profile of the ablative/non-ablative conditions of the TPS. This would ensure real-time high fidelity health monitoring to provide possible vehicle maneuverability along the flight trajectory, thereby increasing safety margin. We have identified the following missions as potential beneficiaries of this technology: Discovery 14 (Needed by 2020), Mars Sample Return (Needed by 2023), and DRM 9 Crewed Mars Surface Mission (Needed by 2027). Damage to materials due to use and environmental conditions is problematic in many industries. Corrosion, ablation, attrition and erosion are examples of material damage that effect industrial applicability and use, resulting in increased maintenance costs, compromised safety, higher production costs and other negative results. In order to mitigate this damage, corrosion monitoring is necessary. Potential commercial applications of this technology have been identified, specifically in the fracking industry.