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NDI for Diffusion Bonded Components

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
55242
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
001ML-3516
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: NDI for Diffusion Bonded Components
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-01-C-5207
Award Amount: $749,990.00
 

Abstract:

It is proposed to use spin dependent tunneling (SDT) and giant magnetoresistance (GMR) magnetic sensors and eddy current techniques for Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) to detect flaws in various metallic components including cracks around rivet holes andfailed bonds in diffusion bonded components. This Phase II proposal is directed towards designing, optimizing, manufacturing, and demonstrating several GMR and SDT eddy current probes and probe arrays specifically designed to detect varying crack depths,crack sizes, and surface configurations. The design of the sensors used in these probes will be further optimized to maximize resolution and sensing depth based on the results of the Phase I project. The sensors also include hybrids sensors using ASICchips for on-board signal processing or multiplexing. The optimization of on-board excitation coils started in Phase I will also be pursued. We will continue our contacts with aerospace and other interested companies during this Phase II project.Commercialization of the technology is proceeding through the formation of a class S company, Albany Instruments, Inc., a subcontractor on this proposal. At the end of the project we will have prototype sensors and sensor arrays designed to meet specificNDI applications. These prototypes will be ready for Phase III commercialization.

Principal Investigator:

Carl Smith
Senior Physicist
9528299217
chsmith@nve.com

Business Contact:

Richard George
Chief Financial Officer
9529961602
dickg@nve.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 411424202
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No