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Advanced NDE for SiC Optics Using Micromachined High Frequency Phased Array…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82077
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-142-0536
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TRS Ceramics, Inc.
2820 East College Avenue State College, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Advanced NDE for SiC Optics Using Micromachined High Frequency Phased Array Ultrasound
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-C-5205
Award Amount: $749,935.00
 

Abstract:

TRS is pleased to propose an in-situ NDE imaging tool for SiC mirror surface damage (SD), sub-surface damage (SSD) and trapped internal stress detection using piezo-composite based micromachined ultrasound transducer (PCMUT) phased array technology. PCMUT technology has been developed at TRS to fabricate high frequency ultrasound transducers with broad bandwidth and high sensitivity. Phased array (PA) ultrasound NDE has offered significant technical advantages over conventional single element ultrasound by means of electronic scanning, beam steering and electronic focusing. Broadband PC-MUT phased arrays are expected to contribute to rapid NDE imaging with high spatial resolution in both the lateral and axial directions as well as deeper penetration depth, which will greatly benefit in-situ detection of SiC mirror SD and SSD as well as trapped internal stress measurement. The proposed PCMUT PA technology can also be used for ceramic armor NDE, aircraft body inspection, and high frequency bio-medical 3D and 4-D imaging.

Principal Investigator:

Xiaoning Jiang
Chief Scientist
8142387485
xiaoning@trstechnologies.com

Business Contact:

Wesley S. Hackenberger
President
8142387485
wes@trstechnologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TRS CERAMICS, INC.
2820 East College Avenue State College, PA 16801

EIN/Tax ID: 251637806
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No