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Damage Detection in Aircraft Using Giant Magnetoresistance Sensors and Remote…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
41011
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
41011
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NVE CORP. (FORMERLY NONVOLATILE ELECTRONICS, INC.
11409 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Damage Detection in Aircraft Using Giant Magnetoresistance Sensors and Remote Field Eddy Current Techniques
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,945.00
 

Abstract:

We propose the development of an improved crack and corrosion detection system for hidden defects in multilayered metal structures typical of aircraft. Remote field eddy current (RFEC) techniques will be combined with an array of sensitive, broadband, giant magnetoresistance (GMR) sensors to detect damage deep within the structures. The system offers improved detection without the limitations of skin effects common to conventional eddy current methods, or the frequency limitations of commonly used induction coil sensors. In Phase I we will model and explore the advantages of the RFEC technique combined with an array of sensors. We also propose to develop a GMR sensor specifically suited to the detection requirements. In Phase II we would use the developmental studies to build a prototype system.

Principal Investigator:

Catherine A. Nordman
6129961629

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Small Business Information at Submission:

NONVOLATILE ELECTRONICS, INC.
11409 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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