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Health Management of High Temperature Polymer Composites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82054
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-127-2203
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Picometrix LLC
2925 Boardwalk Ann Arbor, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Health Management of High Temperature Polymer Composites
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-07-M-5049
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to investigate the feasibility of using time domain terahertz (THz or T-Ray) imaging to detect and map aging of high temperature polymer matrix composites (HTPMCs) used in advanced aerospace structural systems. We will experimentally demonstrate the ability of T-Ray measurement and imaging to provide rapid, quantitative, non-contact measurements of aging behavior in neat resin specimens. This recognition ability will be further detailed into the separate measurements possible with a single T-Ray image: porosity, cracking, densification, spectroscopy, and layer determination. We will describe the accuracy of each of these measurements, and specify the critical design parameters for a lightweight, field usable instrument for composite aging characterization, based on Picometrix' commercialized fiber optic driven T-Ray non-destructive evaluation systems and components.

Principal Investigator:

David Zimdars
Mgr of Terahertz Research/Dev
7348645639
dzimdars@picometrix.com

Business Contact:

Robin Risser
Chief Financial Officer
7348645605
rrisser@picometrix.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PICOMETRIX LLC
2925 Boardwalk Ann Arbor, MI 48104

EIN/Tax ID: 371508208
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No