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Low-Cost, Full-Field, Surface Profiling Tool for Mechanical Damage Evaluation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90019
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DTRT57-09-C-10044
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.
2520 W. 237th Street Torrance, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Low-Cost, Full-Field, Surface Profiling Tool for Mechanical Damage Evaluation
Agency: DOT
Contract: DTRT57-09-C-10044
Award Amount: $99,995.00
 

Abstract:

Mechanical damage (typically from third party excavations) is the most frequent source of leaks and ruptures in pipelines.  The most common type of mechanical damage is dents, sometimes associated with secondary features such as gouges, external corrosion, or cracks.  Currently used techniques for assessing dents are not accurate enough for reliable determination of fitness for service.  In this project, Intelligent Optical Systems will determine the feasibility of implementing a novel surface-profiling tool for mechanical damage evaluation based on the real-time processing of a single digital image.  This inexpensive, full-field approach provides the full shape of the damaged region with high accuracy, and overcomes limitations in the assessment process.  In Phase I, we will develop detailed proof of principles of the proposed technology, determine precision as a function of lighting and environmental conditions, and determine software and hardware designs.

Principal Investigator:

Marvin Klein
Manager, Laser Ultrasonics Products Grp
4242636361
shonda@intopsys.com

Business Contact:

Lothar Kempen
Vice President R&D
4242636362
shonda@intopsys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Intelligent Optical Systems Inc.
237TH ST TORRANCE, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID: 954680779
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No