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NIST funds sensor research

With an eye toward decaying infrastructure, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has announced nine awards for new research projects aimed at developing sensor technologies for monitoring the health of structures such as bridges, roads and water systems.

The awards — the first to be made under NIST’s new Technology Innovation Program (TIP) — will provide up to $88.2 million in new research funding over the next five years on structure monitoring and inspection technologies.

The program is aimed at funding research projects by single small or medium-sized businesses and joint ventures; it also may include institutions of higher education, nonprofit research organizations and national laboratories.

TIP awards are limited to no more than $3 million total over three years for a single company project and no more than $9 million total over five years for a joint venture.

For additional details and a list of the nine selected research projects, click here.

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Patrick Marshall is a freelance technology writer for GCN.

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