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Inspection of Ceramic Ball Bearings by Differential-Phase Acoustic Microscopy

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22552
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22552
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BIO-IMAGING RESEARCH, INC.
425 BARCLAY BOULEVARD LINCOLNSHIRE, IL 60069
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: Inspection of Ceramic Ball Bearings by Differential-Phase Acoustic Microscopy
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,944.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed innovation is to apply differential phase acoustic microscopy to NDE inspection of ceramic Sn3N4 ball bearings. Differential phase acoustic microscopy is more sensitive than standard acoustic microscopy, and can provide the location and size of defects, which is a specific goal of the subtopic. The specific goal of this research is to assess the feasibility of differential phase acoustic microscopy for NDE of ball bearings by modifying a currently available 50 MHz differential phase acoustic microscope to scan bearings for surface and subsurface defects. The accuracy of defect detection, as well as optimal methods of scanning and coupling ultrasound will be investigated. Based on Phase I results, an automated Phase II prototype will be proposed.

Principal Investigator:

Ilmar A. Hein
7086346425

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Bio-imaging Research, Inc.
425 Barclay Boulevard Lincolnshire, IL 60069

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No