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Nondestructive Inspection for Aircraft Fatigue Damage

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67844
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-273-1378
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Boston Applied Technologies, Inc.
6F Gill Street Woburn, MA 01801-1721
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Nondestructive Inspection for Aircraft Fatigue Damage
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8501-04-M-0137
Award Amount: $99,994.00
 

Abstract:

There is a need in Air Force to inspect for fatigue cracks in multi-layer metallic structures in an aging aircraft. High resolution, high accuracy imaging and easy operation are key characteristics required in developing new NDE technology for evaluating large objects. Current x-ray backscattering technology (XBT) is not adequate to provide satisfactory results for Air Force's mission. A revolutionary approach is needed. In this proposal, Boston Applied Technologies Incorporated (BATI) proposes a low cost and high performance solution by developing a Flash X-ray Backscatter NDE system to solve the problems current XBT systems are suffering from. In the approach several innovative techniques will be implemented. The proposed technology will be able to deliver much higher x-ray peak power for NDE with higher signal to noise ratio, however, consumes much less power (resource) to perform the duty. Therefore, it is a superior solution for NDE. We believe the proposed system will have great performance and provide an ultimate solution to Air Force's aircraft health management mission, as well as to many other applications including industrial and medical, and homeland security applications.

Principal Investigator:

Linsheng Fan
Sr. Engineer
7819352800
lfan@bostonati.com

Business Contact:

Hua Jiang
President and CEO
7819352800
hjiang@bostonati.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BOSTON APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
150H New Boston Street Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 510414999
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No