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Aircraft Composite Component Inspection System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
57780
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
021XP-1273
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MetroLaser, Inc.
22941 Mill Creek Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653-1215
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Aircraft Composite Component Inspection System
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F09650-03-C-0027
Award Amount: $749,971.00
 

Abstract:

MetroLaser, Inc. has demonstrated during Phase I feasibility studies the ability to detect and quantify sub-surface flaws such as disbonds and delaminations in composite aircraft materials. This demonstration employed Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV) inconjunction with acoustic excitation of the composite surface. Its operational principle is predicated on the observation that changes in the surface vibrational pattern of the test subject reveal underlying structural defects within the material bulk.Measurement and analysis of the surface velocity spectrum therefore serves to detect the presence of subsurface material irregularities associated with disbonds and delaminations. To facilitate an evaluation of structural integrity in large-scalecomponents and complex mechanical systems, MetroLaser, Inc. proposes a Multiple-Beam LDV (MB-LDV) instrument capable of simultaneously measuring the surface vibrational pattern at multiple beam locations. This instrument would substantially increaseinspection rates and provide a framework for the practical implementation of a portable, field-ready instrument that addresses inherent limitations in current scanning LDV systems. Phase II will consist of the design, analysis, construction, and fielddeployment of a prototype MB-LDV diagnostic instrument for aircraft composite inspection.

Principal Investigator:

Vladimir Markov
Director of Applied Optic
9495530688
vmarkov@metrolaserinc.com

Business Contact:

Cecil F. Hess
President
9495530688
chess@metrolaserinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

METROLASER, INC.
2572 White Road Irvine, CA 92614

EIN/Tax ID: 330584881
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No