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Company Information:

Company Name: JENTEK Sensors, Inc.
City: Waltham
State: MA
Zip+4: 02453-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (781) 642-9666

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $5,244,159.46 58
SBIR Phase II $20,582,453.00 31

Award List:

APPLICATION OF THE MEANDERING WINDING MAGNETOMETER TO AN IN-SITU DETERMINATION OF AGE RELATED DEGRADATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Neil J Goldfine
Award Amount: $75,000.00

APPLICATION OF THE MEANDERING WINDING MAGNETOMETER TO AN IN-SITU DETERMINATION OF AGE RELATED DEGRADATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Neil J Goldfine
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Many of the structures and components important to safe operation of power plants are susceptible to age related degradation. steam lines suffer creep damage, incone steam generator tubes suffer stress corrosion cracking, reactor vessels become embrittled, and cyclically loaded components may… More

Nondestructive Characterization Of Thermal Spray Coating Porosity And Thickness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine , President
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Application of the Meandering Wire Magnetometer to Detection and Quantification of Cummulative Fatigue Damage in Aircraft Structural Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Neil Goldfine
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Application of the Meandering Wire Magnetometer to Detection and Quantification of Cummulative Fatigue Damage in Aircraft Structural Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Neil Goldfine
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Fatigue is a widespread phenomenon which accounts for the majority of structural failures in mechanical systems. [1] Fatigue failures are often catastrophic and without warning. For these reasons, the management of the effects of fatigue is of extreme importance to operators of fleets of aging… More

MWM-Array Characterization of Widespread Fatigue Damage Onset

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Dr. Neil Goldfine , President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal will investigate the potential of an enhanced version of the Meandering Winding Magnetometer (MWM), called the MWM-Array, to characterize and predict remaining life for components experiencing widespread fatigue damage. The MWM has already demonstrated the potential to characterize… More

Nondestructive Characterization Of Thermal Spray Coating Porosity And Thickness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine , President
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Enhanced Magnetoquasistatic (Inductive) Metal Detection and New Electroquasistatic (Capacitive) Plastic Detection for Landmine Detection and ID

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Neil J. Goldfine
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The need to detect and locate individual landmines and minefields using man-portable or vehicle-mounted mine detectors is expected to continue, either as a stand-alone capability or a complement to remote detection. Casualties are common, yet minimal improvements to conventional mine detectors have… More

Enhanced Magnetoquasistatic (Inductive) Metal Detection and New Electroquasistatic (Capacitive) Plas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Neil J. Goldfine
Award Amount: $749,933.00
Abstract:
The need to detect and locate individual landmines and minefields using man-portable or vehicle-mounted mine detectors is expected to continue, either as a stand-alone capability or a complement to remote detection. Casualties are common, yet minimal improvements to conventional mine detectors have… More

Model Based Capacitive/Inductive Sensors for Non-Contact Soil Salinity Profiling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Andrew Washabaugh
Award Amount: $65,000.00

Portable Accumulated Fatigue Damage Inspection System Using Permanently Mounted and Wide-Area Imaging MWM-Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine
Award Amount: $99,870.00

Portable Accumulated Fatigue Damage Inspection System Using Permanently Mounted and Wide-Area Imaging MWM-Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Neil J. Goldfine
Award Amount: $748,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Neil J. Goldfine, President
Award Amount: $99,990.00

Novel Nanocomposite Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Neil J. Goldfine, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
65367 The longevity of hot-gas-path components is a critical issue for advanced gas turbines being developed for power generation units. Both thermal barrier coatings and hot-gas-path component base materials are susceptible to spallation, thermal aging, and cracking. Nondestructive… More

Detection and Imaging of Damage, Including Hydrogen Embrittlement Effects in Landing Gear and Other High-Strength Steel Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Hydrogen embrittlement can occur in high-strength steel components as a result of hydrogen uptake during cleaning with acid-based solutions, plating, or pickling. Reliable nondestructive detection of hydrogen embrittlement effects in high-strength steelaircraft components has been identified as… More

Detection and Imaging of Inclusions and Planar Flaws in Titanium Castings Including Weld Repaired Regions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
In Phase I of this Air Force SBIR, JENTEK has demonstrated the capability of high resolution imaging MWM-Arrays to detect and map inclusions and deleterious surface alpha in the near-surface region [within the first 0.1 inches (2.5 mm)] of Ti-6Al-4Vcastings. JENTEK has also demonstrated reliable… More

Detection and Imaging of Inclusions and Planar Flaws in Titanium Castings Including Weld Repaired Regions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
In Phase I of this Air Force SBIR, JENTEK has demonstrated the capability of high resolution imaging MWM-Arrays to detect and map inclusions and deleterious surface alpha in the near-surface region [within the first 0.1 inches (2.5 mm)] of Ti-6Al-4Vcastings. JENTEK has also demonstrated reliable… More

Detection and Imaging of Damage, Including Hydrogen Embrittlement Effects in Landing Gear and Other High-Strength Steel Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Neil J. Goldfine, President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
"Hydrogen embrittlement can occur in high-strength steel components as a result of hydrogen uptake during cleaning with acid-based solutions, plating, or pickling. Reliable nondestructive detection of hydrogen embrittlement effects in high-strength steelaircraft components has been identified as… More

Intelligent Probes for Enhanced Non-Destructive Determination of Degradation in Hot-Gas-Path Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Neil J. Goldfine
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
65367 Life management of gas turbines is limited by the availability of reliable quantitative information about the material condition of critical components, including coating systems. This is particularly costly in the field where decisions regarding repair and reuse must be made quickly by… More

Intelligent Probes for Enhanced Non-Destructive Determination of Degradation in Hot-Gas-Path Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Neil J. Goldfine
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
65367 Life management of gas turbines is limited by the availability of reliable quantitative information about the material condition of critical components, including coating systems. This is particularly costly in the field where decisions regarding repair and reuse must be made quickly by… More

Shaped Field Giant Magnetoresistive Sensor Arrays for Materials Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Shaped field Giant Magnetoresistive Sensor Arrays offer substantially increased depth of sensitivity and potential to provide 3-dimensional absolute property imaging for conducting and magnetic media. The Phase I demonstrated the capability of Meandering Winding Magnetometer (MWM) drive winding… More

Shaped Field Giant Magnetoresistive Sensor Arrays for Materials Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,960.00
Abstract:
Shaped field Giant Magnetoresistive Sensor Arrays offer substantially increased depth of sensitivity and potential to provide 3-dimensional absolute property imaging for conducting and magnetic media. The Phase I demonstrated the capability of Meandering Winding Magnetometer (MWM) drive winding… More

Three Dimensional Magnetic Imaging of Damage in Multiple Layer Aircraft Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Neil J. Goldfine, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"JENTEK's Meandering Winding Magnetometer Arrays (MWM-Arrays) have recently demonstrated the capability to detect and image corner cracks, less than 0.1 in. long, in the third layer of 727 lap joints. JENTEK's efforts to date have focused on relativelythin structures, e.g., up to 0.1 in. thick. … More

Wireless Communications with Electromagnetic Sensor Networks for Nondestructive Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, President
Award Amount: $99,099.00
Abstract:
"Many aircraft components that were originally designed to last the design life of aircraft without experiencing cracking are now failing in service as a result of corrosion and fatigue damage. These components are often in difficult-to-access locations.This proposal addresses the need for wireless… More

Three Dimensional Magnetic Imaging of Damage in Multiple Layer Aircraft Structur

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Neil J. Goldfine, President
Award Amount: $749,989.00
Abstract:
This Phase II program addresses the need for a fieldable system capable of detection and imaging of hidden damage in thick and complex geometry aircraft structures. This includes hidden cracks, corrosion and corrosion-fatigue. The Phase II program willbuild on the demonstrated feasibility of… More

Characterization of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Components Using Electromagnetic Model-Based Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Zilberstein
Award Amount: $99,932.00
Abstract:
72916S03-I Model-based sensors, such as Meandering Winding Magnetometer (inductive) sensors and Interdigitated Dielectrometer (capacitive) sensors, have the potential to provide the required characterization of the novel materials used in solid oxide fuel cell components. Inductive sensors with… More

Field Portable System for Electromagnetic Imaging of Damage Under Fasteners

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, President
Award Amount: $69,966.00
Abstract:
The proposed effort addresses the need for a hand-held field portable system, including a

Wireless Communications with Electromagnetic Sensor Networks for Nondestructive Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, President
Award Amount: $749,981.00
Abstract:
This Phase II effort will address the specific needs of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) for on-board health monitoring. Phase I and related efforts have demonstrated the unique capabilities of the MWM-Array to provide early stage scheduled and continuousmonitoring of fatigue progression. Phase I… More

Wireless Communications with Electromagnetic Sensor Networks for Nondestructive Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Phase II effort will address the specific needs of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) for on-board health monitoring. Phase I and related efforts have demonstrated the unique capabilities of the MWM-Array to provide early stage scheduled and continuousmonitoring of fatigue progression. Phase I… More

Field Portable System for Electromagnetic Imaging of Damage Under Fasteners

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, President
Award Amount: $749,929.00
Abstract:
The Phase I SBIR successfully demonstrated a new method called Segmented Field Eddy Current sensing, a new variation of an MWM-Array. This method enables detection of small cracks under steel and aluminum fasteners and offers the potential to detect early corrosion damage under fasteners. … More

TBC Characterization Using Hybrid Sensors with Multivariate Inversion Methods

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ian Shay, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,966.00
Abstract:
This proposed effort will develop a TBC characterization methodology based on inductive (MWM), capacitive (IDED), and/or hybrid sensors using multivariate inversion algorithms. Phase I will include the development of a flexible IDED, the study of hybrid MWM/IDED multivariate measurement techniques… More

TBC Characterization Using Hybrid Sensors with Multivariate Inversion Methods

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ian Shay, Sr. Scientist
Award Amount: $749,870.00
Abstract:
This proposed Phase II program will develop a thermal barrier coating (TBC) characterization methodology based on inductive (MWM), capacitive (IDED), and hybrid sensing methods using multivariate inversion algorithms. Building on our successes in Phase I, we will pursue further development of… More

Wireless Sensors with Advanced Detection and Prognostic Capabilities for Corrosion Health Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, President
Award Amount: $79,952.00
Abstract:
Detecting and monitoring galvanic activity/corrosivity and quantifying the resulting corrosion damage are key capabilities for corrosion health management. Advanced sensor constructs and sensor suites are needed that can work together to monitor local environment conditions and actual material… More

Multi-Material System Health Monitoring for DD(X)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, President/Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,971.00
Abstract:
Shipboard condition assessment and structural integrity monitoring for multifunctional, multi-material systems cannot be adequately addressed by conventional nondestructive inspection (NDI) methods. This proposed Phase I will develop hybrid methods that integrate multiple sensing modalities (e.g.… More

Innovative Quality Control Assessment Methods for Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Washabaugh, Vice President, R&D
Award Amount: $149,824.00
Abstract:
The proposed novel Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) techniques will provide advanced characterization of Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) components to enhance manufacturing quality control, support component condition assessment and permit prediction of component performance. JENTEK has developed a… More

Aircraft Hydraulic Tubing Inspection Using Conformable Eddy Current Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: J. T. Lovett, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,940.00
Abstract:
Detection of shallow cracks and trenches (0.001 in. deep) in thin walled titanium hydraulic tubing is required. This is significantly beyond current NDI capabilities. The MWM-Array technology has demonstrated reliable detection of shallow cracks in titanium aircraft engine disks beyond… More

Early HAC Warning System Using Model-Based Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Zilberstein, Senior Metallurgist
Award Amount: $99,832.00
Abstract:
A system is proposed for early detection of hydrogen ingress and hydrogen-assisted cracking (HAC) in ship structures, using the unique capabilities of model-based sensor arrays. These MWM-Array sensors were used earlier in a preliminary demonstration to detect magnetic permeability changes during… More

Wireless Sensors with Advanced Detection and Prognostic Capabilities for Corrosion Health Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, President
Award Amount: $374,983.00
Abstract:
This program focuses on the delivery of practical corrosion monitoring capability to the Department of Defense for JSF and other aircraft. This includes surface-mounted and embedded MWM-Arrays for hidden metal loss monitoring, embedded dielectrometers (IDEDs) for moisture ingress monitoring, and… More

Innovative Quality Control Assessment Methods for Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Washabaugh, Vice President, R&D
Award Amount: $249,892.00
Abstract:
The proposed novel Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) techniques will provide advanced characterization of Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) components to enhance manufacturing quality control, support component condition assessment, and permit prediction of component performance. JENTEK has developed a… More

Aircraft Hydraulic Tubing Inspection Using Conformable Eddy Current Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lovett, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,990.00
Abstract:
Detection of small cracks for titanium components with complex, curved surfaces is a critical need. JENTEK has demonstrated unique capability to deliver reliable titanium engine component inspection to the Navy for disk slots and blades and is currently developing solutions for other engine… More

High Resolution Electromagnetic Imaging and Decision Support for Pipeline Life Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal relates to the application of electromagnetic imaging of pipelines and coatings for damage detection, condition assessment and enhanced decision support and life management. JENTEK's inductive Meandering Winding Magnetometer (MWM) sensor and MWM-Arrays have demonstrated sensitivity… More

Remaining Life Prediction for Individual Components from Sparse Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,929.00
Abstract:
There is an immediate need for individual component remaining life prediction capability that can provide near term relief through life management decision support. When failures occur in the fleet and fleet readiness and life cycle cost implications are substantial, early damage detection in… More

NDE and Real-time Process Monitoring for Residual Stress Inducing Treatments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, President
Award Amount: $99,858.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need for reliable quality assessment and real-time process monitoring for residual stress-inducing surface treatments. The Phase I effort will develop and demonstrate the use of JENTEK's MWM-Array eddy current technology for high resolution imaging and nondestructive… More

Non-contact Torque and Load Monitoring Using Magnetic Stress Gage Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need for a noncontact torque measurement capability to reduce uncertainties in remaining life estimates for rotorcraft parts, to support Condition Based Maintenance decisions, and to enable individual component life management. The proposed method uses JENTEK's Magnetic… More

Micromechanical Models for Dielectric Behavior of Ceramic Matrix Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Washabaugh, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,899.00
Abstract:
The proposed program will enhance material and sensor models to provide improved understanding of dielectric property information regarding Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) material condition. These models are to be used to assess thermochemical degradation of CMC's and also to assess the condition… More

Reliable MWM-Array Inspection and Condition Assessment for IBRs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Windoloski, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
JENTEK's conformable MWM-Array eddy current sensors are proven and uniquely suited for automated inspection of Integrally Bladed Rotors (IBRs). Recent implementations for U.S. Navy disk slot and blade dovetail inspections have clearly demonstrated the MWM-Array versatility. Over 3000 engine disk… More

Hand-held Corrosion Scanner/Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Darrell Schlicker, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,981.00
Abstract:
As a result of the environment in which they operate, Naval aircraft are subject to pervasive corrosion damage. On-board sensors can signal when corrosion may be occurring, but there is a need for a portable corrosion scanning system that can confirm the degree and location of actual corrosion… More

NDE for Residual Stress Relaxation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Windoloski, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,980.00
Abstract:
Fatigue lives of rotating engine components are greatly enhanced through application of shot peening and other processes that impart residual compressive stresses to their surfaces. X-ray diffraction measurements, however, confirm that these stresses relax during service. Furthermore, residual… More

High-Temperature Embedded Sensors for In-situ Material Condition and Temperature Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yanko Sheiretov, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The utilization of America¿s substantial coal reserves for energy production has become a national priority. Gasification technologies such as Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) offer an environmentally friendly means to achieve that goal. IGCC power plants can provide very high… More

Magneto-Thermography and Hybrid Methods for Composite Life Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Andrew L. Washabaugh, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,937.00
Abstract:
This proposed program will focus on life management needs for new and emerging composite material systems and built-up structures in "young" aircraft. Both wide area inspection of fuselage and wing structures and characterization of adhesive bonds in built-up structures are addressed. JENTEK will… More

Hybrid NDE Methods for Linear Friction Weld Characterization in IBRs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Windoloski, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,922.00
Abstract:
Linear friction welding is an attractive process for performing full blade repair in Integrally Bladed Rotors (IBRs), as it produces good material properties and small heat-affected zones. An effective Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) method is required for Linear Friction Welds (LFWs) in IBRs that… More

Magnetometer Arrays for Diagnostics, Control, and Life Management of Electromagnetic Launchers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Yanko Sheiretov, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,950.00
Abstract:
Railguns offer unique value compared to alternatives, primarily due to cost and logistics advantages, assuming that the sustainment costs are comparable to or lower than alternatives and life management can be integrated into Navy standard practice. JENTEK can help realize the potential offered by… More

Remaining Life Prediction for Individual Components from Sparse Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,870.00
Abstract:
Mapping and tracking of fatigue damage using time-sequenced MWM-Array imaging is proposed. In Phase I, the capability to produce reliable 2-dimensional images of damage evolution was clearly demonstrated. In Phase II, this capability will be enhanced substantially by developing time-space… More

Mapping and Tracking Early Stage Damage and Damage Precursor Conditions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mark Windoloski, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,849.00
Abstract:
Power plant components are vulnerable to a variety of age-related damage mechanisms. For example, Primary Water Stress Corrosion Cracking (PWSCC) has proven to be a persistent problem for primary system components made of Alloy 600. Leaks in Control Rod Drive Mechanisms (CRDMs) from PWSCC have… More

Noncontact Torque Sensing for Performance and Health Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yanko Sheiretov, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,951.00
Abstract:
Performance degradation of large rotating equipment ¿ such as turbines, generators, motors, pumps and compressors ¿ can impose severe economic penalties on power plant owners. In addition, undiagnosed faulted conditions, such as shaft cracking, can lead to catastrophic failure of the equipment,… More

Embedded Sensors for Monitoring Fatigue Damage in Harsh Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Grundy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,834.00
Abstract:
This proposed program will establish the feasibility of monitoring fatigue damage in harsh, specifically wet (fuel), environments with embedded MWM-Array (eddy current sensors). The goal is to reduce maintenance costs by enabling more frequent inspection for cracks in multi-layer structures without… More

Micromechanical Models for Composite NDE and Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Andrew Washabaugh JENTEK Sensors, Inc., Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,925.00
Abstract:
Modern aircraft increasingly rely on composite components, due to their excellent material properties. However, fastening/joining and design methodologies in current use are artifacts of metallic aircraft component use and are not yet optimized for use with composites. Furthermore, limitations in… More

Digital Imaging of Pipeline Mechanical Damage and Residual Stress

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: David Jablonski, Manager, Metallurgy and Material Science
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
While mechanical damage to pipelines is a common occurrence, the impact of mechanical damage on pipeline remaining life is not easily determined.  The mechanical damage features, such as residual stresses and stress concetrations, will determine the effect of the damage on pipeline remaining… More

Non-contact Torque and Load Monitoring Using Magnetic Stress Gage Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, President
Award Amount: $729,856.00
Abstract:
This proposed Phase II SBIR will raise the Quadri-Directional Magnetic Stress (QD-MSG) noncontact torque sensor technology to a level suitable for flight testing. In Phase I, a series of static and dynamic tests were carried out that demonstrated the QD-MSG's capability to (1) provide torque… More

Hand-held Corrosion Scanner/Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Darrell Schlicker, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,993.00
Abstract:
The proposed Phase II effort includes tasks designed to both promote the development of an effective multi-application Hand-held device and to provide a fieldable solution for a relevant corrosion application such as the in-situ monitoring of corrosion on rotorcraft-gearbox-mounting pads using… More

Digital Eddy Current Tomography for Submarine Pressure Hull Inspection Through the Coating

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Darrell Schlicker, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,746.00
Abstract:
A capability to inspect submarine pressure hulls through the special hull treatment could result in significant savings in maintenance costs and improvements in fleet readiness. This poses a challenge for conventional nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods, as acoustic methods are defeated by the… More

Capacitive Array Technology for Composite Rotor Blade NDI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert Lyons, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,982.00
Abstract:
Composite rotor blades are susceptible to a variety of damage mechanisms, including voids, delaminations, disbonds, impact and battle damage, matrix cracking and water intrusion. Current inspection practices do not provide adequate levels of sensitivity to defect conditions, cannot provide reliable… More

Wireless Sensors with Advanced Detection and Prognostic Capabilities for Corrosion Health Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This program focuses on the delivery of practical corrosion monitoring capability to the Department of Defense for JSF and other aircraft. This includes surface-mounted and embedded MWM-Arrays for hidden metal loss monitoring, embedded dielectrometers (IDEDs) for moisture ingress monitoring, and… More

Micromechanical Models for Composite NDE and Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Andrew Washabaugh, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,907.00
Abstract:
Modern aircraft (and next generation spacecraft) increasingly rely on composite components due to their excellent specific strength and stiffness, as well as improvements in costs and manufacturing quality. However, life management for composites is in its infancy compared to life management for… More

Characterization of Multilayer Coatings Using Shaped Field Electromagnetic Sensor Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yanko Sheiretov, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,929.00
Abstract:
In this program we will develop the capability to rapidly characterize, over large areas, the properties of multi-layer coatings used in specialized aircraft for electrostatic and electromagnetic integrity. The measured coating properties will be the thickness of the conducting layer, the… More

MWM-Array Inspection of HVOF Coated Landing Gear Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $99,961.00
Abstract:
Electrolytic hard chromium coatings (EHC), commonly used on high strength steel landing gear components, are being replaced by the more environmentally benign tungsten carbide-cobalt (WC-Co) coatings, applied via high velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) spray method. There is a need for a nondestructive… More

Nondestructive Determination of Case Depth

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Darrell Schlicker, Director of Instrumentati
Award Amount: $79,998.00
Abstract:
In order to increase wear resistance, many critical components such as shafts and gears are case hardened. Case hardening, such as induction hardening, carburizing or nitiriding, can create a hard wear-resistant surface layer The depth of the case hardened layer must be controlled to achieve optimum… More

Capacitive Array Technology for Composite Rotor Blade NDI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert Lyons, Principal Investigator – (781) 642-9666
Award Amount: $729,900.00
Abstract:
This SBIR will focus on glass and carbon fiber composite NDI for CH-47, UH-60 and AH-64 blades. Phase II will develop a new electric field/capacitive sensing NDI inspection method for glass fiber composites; specifically for surface and buried cracks and manufacturing anomalies. Phase I… More

Mapping and Tracking Early Stage Damage for Structural Health Monitoring of Material Handling Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
It is imperative that catastrophic failures be prevented in critical load handling equipment, such as missile hoists. Improved NDE methods are required that can be rapidly applied in the field to assure integrity of structural components without requiring extensive training of field personnel.… More

NDE for Residual Stress Relaxation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Windoloski, Principal Investigator – (781) 642-9666
Award Amount: $749,923.00
Abstract:
This program is specifically targeting the U.S. Navy"s revised focus on CBM+. The goal is to reduce costs of maintaining critical engine components and to enable life extending, on-condition maintenance practices. In this proposal the specific needs addressed are: (1) Residual stress relaxation… More

Embedded Sensors for Monitoring Fatigue Damage in Harsh Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Grundy, Sr. Material Scientist
Award Amount: $739,978.00
Abstract:
This Phase II will demonstrate practical, low cost, and adaptable field inspections for small cracks (less than 0.03 in.) at fastener holes that cannot be reliably inspected with other available or emerging NDT methods. Pressing U.S. Air Force needs include structural features with no access for… More

Micromechanical Models for Dielectric Behavior of Ceramic Matrix Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Andrew Washabaugh, V.P., Research&Developm – (781) 642-9666
Award Amount: $374,814.00
Abstract:
The proposed program will enhance material and sensor models to provide improved understanding of dielectric property information regarding Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) material condition. These models are to be used to assess thermochemical degradation of CMC"s and also to assess the… More

Stress and Geometry Imaging from Outside the Pipeline

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Todd Dunford, Manager, Applied Mechanics – (781) 642-9666
Award Amount: $144,921.46
Abstract:
There is a well defined, yet unfulfilled need for a convenient (non-contact, light weight) and rapid imaging tool for multi-directional, thru-wall stresses (both applied and residual) from the outside of a pipeline. Quantitative stress imaging is needed at mechanical damage and corrosion sites, as… More

NDE and Stress Monitoring on Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David Jablonski, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,687.00
Abstract:
Damage caused by composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPVs) failure can be catastrophic. Thus, monitoring condition and stress in the composite overwrap, including the fiber layers most prone to failure is needed during both preflight qualification and spaceflight. We will develop practical… More

Fastener Hole ET, Including Holes with Nut Plates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Grundy, Sr. Materials Scientist – (781) 642-9666
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
Phase I will develop prototypes for two bolt hole probes, using innovative linear drive eddy current array formats (similar to the JENTEK MWM-Array). The first probe will be designed to operate with the NEW moderately priced GridStation (the GS-Durable a soon-to-be-introduced JENTEK instrument… More

High-Strength Steel Component Inspection for Sustained Stresses Using Magnetic Property Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Grundy, Sr. Materials Scientist – (781) 642-9666
Award Amount: $79,941.00
Abstract:
A method for nondestructive measurement, characterization, and mapping of sustained stresses in high-strength steel components, using magnetic stress gages (MSG), is proposed. The goal is to provide a nondestructive inspection (NDI) tool for locating specific areas within the components, where high… More

Magnetoquasistatic and Electroquasistatic Sensor Arrays for Inspection of Railgun Composite Containment Structure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Zachary Thomas, Sr. Electrical Engineer – (781) 642-9666
Award Amount: $79,959.00
Abstract:
Safe and efficient operation of the naval electromagnetic rail gun (EMRG) requires a capability to monitor the health of the composite containment structure. Advanced instrumentation is needed to detect and monitor stress, damage and temperature within this critical structure. JENTEKs family of… More

Embedded MWM-Arrays for Monitoring Corrosion and Bolt Pre-loads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Darrell Schlicker, Director of Instrumentati – (781) 642-9666
Award Amount: $79,920.00
Abstract:
The GAO estimates that corrosion costs the military services over $21B per year. Corrosion of magnesium housings and between metal surfaces have both been identified as significant concerns. Joints are susceptible because they can trap moisture and contaminants and joint interior spaces cannot be… More

Digital Eddy Current Tomography for Submarine Pressure Hull Inspection Through the Coating

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Darrell Schlicker, Principal Investigator – (781) 642-9666
Award Amount: $1,124,930.00
Abstract:
A capability to inspect submarine pressure hulls through the special hull treatment could result in significant savings in maintenance costs and improvements in fleet readiness. This poses a challenge for conventional nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods, as acoustic methods are defeated by the… More

Characterization of Multilayer Coatings Using Shaped Field Electromagnetic Sensor Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yanko Sheiretov, V.P. Product Devlpmnt&C – (781) 642-9666
Award Amount: $749,810.00
Abstract:
During Phase I we demonstrated the feasibility of using JENTEK"s MWM sensing technology to accurately characterize multi-layer coating stack-ups with five unknown properties. This program will build on the Phase I effort and work toward a practical implementation of this technology that can be… More

MWM-Array Inspection of HVOF Coated Landing Gear Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Neil Goldfine, President – (781) 642-9666
Award Amount: $354,509.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This proposed Phase II SBIR will further demonstrate Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) of coated high strength steel (HSS) landing gear for high priority defects such as grinding burns or other heat damage, cracks, and possibly overloads and other defects. We will continue to advance… More

Landing Gear Fatigue Damage Detection and Tracking Using MWM-Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Grundy, Technical Director – (781) 642-9666
Award Amount: $149,958.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The high-strength steels (HSS) used for landing gear components have a relatively low fracture toughness, and, therefore, once a crack is formed in a HSS component, it may grow rapidly, potentially leading to catastrophic failure of the part and potential loss of the aircraft. This SBIR… More

Wireless Eddy Current Testing Instrument

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yanko Sheiretov, V.P. Product Dev.&Commercial. – (781) 642-9666
Award Amount: $149,953.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Recent innovations in wireless communication protocols have made practical the implementation of a wireless parallel architecture impedance instrument capable of maintaining high data rates with many parallel channels. The motivation for this Phase I is to meet the needs of the Air Force… More

Traveling Sensor for Ceramic Fabric Cumulative Moisture Exposure, with Portable Dielectric Spectroscopy Instrument

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yanko Sheiretov, Vice President, Product D – (781) 642-9666
Award Amount: $79,951.00
Abstract:
The proposed program will develop dielectric spectroscopy methods for monitoring the cumulative moisture exposure and absorption for coated ceramic fabric during storage and handling. This will be accomplished with a traveling passive sensor stored with the fabric, implemented as an Interdigitated… More

Fastener Hole ET, Including Holes with Nut Plates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Grundy, Sr. Materials Scientist – (781) 642-9666
Award Amount: $749,839.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The goal of this SBIR program is to meet the Air Force"s need for a low-cost, bolt-hole inspection technology for aircraft structures that employ nut plates. Specifically, the inspection entails the detection of cracks on the edge of the hole next to the nut plate. The system would… More

In-Sito Monitoring of Concrete Condition using Electric Field Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Zachary Thomas, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,998.00
Abstract:
Structural health of concrete-based structures in light water reactors (LWRs) is critical to safe operation of existing and future nuclear power plants. Degradation of concrete in these structures is caused by chemical and physical attacks that affect the cement-paste matrix or aggregate materials.… More

NDE for Ablative Thermal Protection Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Andrew Washabaugh, Sr. V.P., Research&Develop.
Award Amount: $124,960.00
Abstract:
This program addresses the need for non-destructive evaluation (NDE) methods for quality assessment and defect evaluation of thermal protection systems (TPS), including permanently installed sensors for TPS condition, stress and temperature monitoring. Novel linear drive eddy current methods are… More

Landing Gear Fatigue Damage Detection and Tracking Using MWM-Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Grundy, Sr. Materials Scientist – (781) 642-9666
Award Amount: $742,939.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The high-strength steels (HSS) used for landing gear components have a relatively low fracture toughness, and, therefore, once a crack is formed in a HSS component, it may grow rapidly, potentially leading to catastrophic failure of the part and potential loss of the aircraft. This SBIR… More

NDE for Residual Stress Relaxation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Windoloski, Sr. Applied Physicist – (781) 373-9732
Award Amount: $613,658.00
Abstract:
This program will accelerate transitioning of high-throughput versions of JENTEKs MWM Array eddy-current sensors and GridStation impedance instruments to the U.S. Navy. The proposed systems will have between 350 and 600 fully parallel impedance channels. With greater data acquisition speed from each… More