Development of an ultra-high temperature sensor advocates numerous applications in a variety of diverse fields. Combustion turbine engine advancements are predominately the benefactors of high temperature measurement capabilities; founded upon the principle of higher combustion reaction efficiency. The interior combustion chamber of a gas turbine is an extremely hostile environment for any typical material, especially a measurement component. Implementing the conductive properties and high temperature stability of a polymer derived ceramic (PDC) offers a solution to this predicament. Complementing the virtuous mechanical properties of the unique ceramic is micro-machinability and tunable electric characteristics established from the precursor compounds. The thermo-electric qualities of the PDC prepare formulation of a relationship between the changing temperatures of the research environment with respect to the internal resistance of the ceramic. An elected measurement system will actively monitor a PDC sensory circuit as well as reference thermocouple temperature. Series of response experiments were performed to characterize the functionality of the sensor within the high temperature environment.

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