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Ultrasonic Guided Wave for Long Range Monitoring and Nondestructive Evaluation…

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
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Small Business Information
FBS, Inc.
3340 West College Ave. State College, PA 16801-2503
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Ultrasonic Guided Wave for Long Range Monitoring and Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) of Corrosion Induced Defects in Shipboard Piping with Complex Geo
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-05-M-0170
Award Amount: $69,856.00


FBS, Inc has identified the gaps, challenges, and technical issues related to guided wave inspection of complex shipboard piping systems. Among these are inspection of and beyond elbows, liquid loading both interior and exterior to the piping, and defect cross-sectional-area (CSA) detection of ~ 1%. Well known for wave mechanics modeling analysis, FBS, Inc. has the expertise to cast each of these into a theoretical framework leading to studies for guided wave dispersion curve development, interpretation and subsequent interactions with elbows, liquid loaded pipes, and guided wave scattering from three-dimensional defects. Complimenting such studies, experimental verification of theoretical assertions and inspection demonstrations can be conducted in our laboratory and elsewhere. We also have the unique capability to implement guided wave focusing software and an engineering staff that can design and fabricate appropriate specialty phased array transducers and instrumentation. FBS, Inc. has an excellent working relationship with Pennsylvania State University, where Dr. Joseph Rose, a world class expert in the area of guided wave mechanics and NDE, will be assisting in this project. Through our many years of experience with major NDE service and equipment vendors, we have the connections and ability to quickly enter the path to commercialization.

Principal Investigator:

Michael J. Avioli
Vice President

Business Contact:

Michael J. Avioli
Vice President
Small Business Information at Submission:

Fbs, Inc.
2134 Sandy Drive Suite #14 State College, PA 16803

EIN/Tax ID: 232439333
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Office of Sponored Programs
University Park, PA 16802
Contact: John Hanold
Contact Phone: (814) 863-0768
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university