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High Resolution Corrosion Mapping via In-Situ White Light Interferometry for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92605
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-093-0819
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Luna Innovations Incorporated
1 Riverside Circle Suite 400 Roanoke, VA 24016-4962
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: High Resolution Corrosion Mapping via In-Situ White Light Interferometry for Complex Geometries
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-09-C-0499
Award Amount: $79,995.00
 

Abstract:

Corrosion damage costs the Navy time and money by requiring critical components to be monitored for fatigue on a scheduled basis rather than by need. When quantitative analysis of corrosion data is obtained, lifetime models and corresponding depot level re-work can be planned appropriately while maintaining fleet readiness. White light interferometry (WLI) uses white light interference patterns to determine surface features with vertical nanometer resolution. WLI has been shown to provide pitting and surface depth erosion of corroded structures. Luna Innovations Incorporated proposes to develop a conceptual design for a portable WLI that is capable of measuring the inside diameter of shafts and other complex geometries of mission critical structural components via three approaches 1) improve the situation awareness of the optical head to improve the accuracy of portable image acquisition, 2) utilize software programming to analyze a region of interest to reduce sampling time and file size and 3) a novel optic design to measure fillets and other high slope regions. It is anticipated that the conceptual prototype will be built and demonstrate a design that is simple to employ with improved resolution.

Principal Investigator:

Laura McGrath
Principal Investigator
5407698400
submissions@lunainnovations.com

Business Contact:

Laura Rasnick
Contract Administrator
5407698431
submissions@lunainnovations.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LUNA INNOVATIONS, INC.
1 Riverside Circle Suite 400 Roanoke, VA 24016

EIN/Tax ID: 541560050
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No