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A Portable Corrosion Detector for inspecting Aircraft Structures with Complex…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87340
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-174-0486
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LOS GATOS RESEARCH
67 E EVELYN AVE STE3 Mountain View, CA 94041-1529
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: A Portable Corrosion Detector for inspecting Aircraft Structures with Complex Geometries.
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-08-C-0052
Award Amount: $79,953.00
 

Abstract:

Aging aircraft commonly suffers from several types of degradation including corrosion, cracking and lack of bonding. Severe corrosive environment of naval aircrafts results in corrosion as the fundamental reason for aging aircraft. A corrosion detection system, independent from geometrical complexities, needs to be developed to detect active corrosion. AE method can be used to detect corrosion growth on-line for periodically active corrosion or off-line for active corrosion during measurement. In this proposal, we propose to develop a hand-held detector using of state-of-the-art AE method to detect active corrosion growing on naval aircraft components. During the Phase I and Phase I Option periods of this project, we will demonstrate the feasibility of developing an AE system with optimized settings to detect active corrosion growing on naval aircraft components. The system will have a grading system as a part of analysis software.

Principal Investigator:

An-Dien Nguyen
senior scientist
6509657772
a.d.nguyen@lgrinc.com

Business Contact:

Doug Baer
president
6509657772
d.baer@lgrinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LOS GATOS RESEARCH
67 East Evelyn Ave. Suite 3 Mountain View, CA 94041

EIN/Tax ID: 770358688
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No