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LARGE AREA INSPECTION OF FIBERGLASS MARINE HULLS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14707
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14707
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Industrial Quality
640 E. Diamond Avenue Suite C Gaithersburg, MD 20877 0532
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: LARGE AREA INSPECTION OF FIBERGLASS MARINE HULLS
Agency: DOT
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

A PROGRAM IS PROPOSED TO DEVELOP AN INFRARED THERMAL INSPECTION APPLICATION FOR THE EXAMINATION OF BARE AND COATED FIBERGLASS HULL STRUCTURES. PRIOR WORK HAS DEMONSTRATED THE APPLICABILITY OF THE INFRARED APPROACH TO THE INSPECTION OF THIS TYPE OF MATERIAL. SEVERAL TECHNIQUESWILL BE EVALUATED FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE THERMAL LOAD NEEDED TO PERFORM THE TEST. INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY OFFERS VERY RADIP INSPECTION OF RELATIVELY LARGE STRUCTURES AND HASSHOWN GOOD SENSITIVITY TO A NUMBER OF THE FLAW TYPES OF INTEREST. PC BASED VIDEO FRAME DIGITIZERS AND IMAGE PROCESSING SOFTWARE WILL BE EVALUATED FOR THE ANALYSIS OF THE INFRARED IMAGES. CONCEPTS FOR AN INFRERED IMAGE DATA BASE TO PROMOTE THE USE AS A MAINTENANCE TRACKING SYSTEM WILL BE INVESTIGATED. A PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF A FIBERGLASS HULL INSPECTION SYSTEM WILL BE DEVELOPED TO ILLUSTRATE THE PRACTICALITY OF USE IN THE FIELD.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas S Jones
Mngr Of Resch&engineering
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Industrial Quality Inc
19634 Club House Rd Suite 320 Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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