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Company Information:

Name: QUEST Integrated
Address: 19823 58th Place S
Suite 200
Kent, WA 98032-
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (253) 872-9500

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,453,142.00 30
SBIR Phase II $6,712,796.00 11

Award List:

BASIC STUDIES OF HIGH-PRESSURE ABRASIVE SUSPENSION JETS FOR MACHINING APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mohamed hashish , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $50,000.00

FIBER-OPTIC ICE STRESS SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Jack J Kolle
Award Amount: $51,946.00
Abstract:
The proposed work provides for a demonstration of the feasibility of a new type of flat-plate stress sensor for observation of sea-ice stresses. the sensor is designed to measure normal tensile and compressive stresses while overcoming the accuracy limitations of existing ice stress measurement… More

EXPLOSIVE PULSE GENERATOR FOR IN-SITU SEISMIC COUPLING STUDIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jack J Kolle
Award Amount: $53,881.00

OPTICAL FIBER JET PLACEMENT FOR TRIAXIAL REINFORCEMENT/DELAMINATION MONITORING OF COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Jack J Kolle , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $54,935.00
Abstract:
Composite laminates may improve aerospace structures, if the composites don't delaminate. delaminations result in unpredicatble strength and stiffness reductions and are difficult to detect. this project places triaxial arrays of optical glass fiber in laminates. when delamination occurs, the… More

DYNAMIC MODEL TESTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jack J Kolle , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $57,632.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a dynamic impact tester that will simulate the peak impulse loads developed in sabot/model assemblies to be used in a large light gas gun. the phase i work will include small-scale testing of impact loading using an existing 380-mpa (60,000-psi) hydraulic pulse generator.… More

A NEW SUBGRID MODEL FOR LARGE-EDDY SIMULATIONS OF MIXING AND CHEMICAL REACTION IN TURBULENT FLOWS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,941.00
Abstract:
Conventional, turbulent-mixing models based on gradient-diffusion assumptions are not capable of accurately predicting mixing and reaction rates in most practical combustion devices. furthermore, at the small scales, most conventional models make no distinction betweenturbulent conversion and… More

MICROFRACTURING-BASED CONTINUUM DAMAGE MODELS FOR HYDROCODE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $46,770.00
Abstract:
The material models presently used in hydrocodes, especially those describing failure and fracture, are arguably the weakest link and the least developed part of those codes; yet they are essential in studies where the final resulting state of an impact event is the primary focus of the calculation.… More

AN AUTOMATED WATERJET SYSTEM FOR INTERNAL PIPE DECONTAMINATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This project will assess the feasibility of an ultrahigh pressure (55,000 psi) waterjet system for internal pipe decontamination. this automated system will be used to remove an oxide film from the internal diameters of piping at commercial nuclear powerplants. key features in the design of this… More

BASIC STUDIES OF HIGH-PRESSURE ABRASIVE SUSPENSION JETS FOR MACHINING APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mohamed hashish , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $249,925.00

A UHP Waterjet System for coke removal in jet engine fuel tubes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary B. White
Award Amount: $99,793.00

A UHP Waterjet System for coke removal in jet engine fuel tubes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary B. White
Award Amount: $749,248.00
Abstract:
A method is proposed to detect, locate, and measure fatigue cracks as small 0.0004 in. (10 um) in advanced materials undergoing thermomechanical fatigue testing. The proposed technique would provide wide area coverage at fatigue rates up to 2000 Hz and specimen temperatures up to and… More

Automated Telemetry Frame Format Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Phillip D. Bondurant
Award Amount: $95,084.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need to develop a method for automatically designing telemetry frames. The current manual method is labor intensive and requires an expert knowledgeable with IRIG-106, the constraints imposed by the telemetry encoder, and detailed understanding of the mission signal… More

Long Taper Hone Automation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Marvin
Award Amount: $98,376.00
Abstract:
During the firing of the two-stage gas guns at AEDC G-Range, craters are occasionally created in the tapered launch tube that must be repaired prior to the next shot. The lip of a crater must be ground flush with the surface using a mechanical honing process. The current method employs a hone… More

Nonintrusive System for Replication of Interlayer Printed Circuit Patterns

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Albert W. Chau
Award Amount: $99,626.00
Abstract:
A three-dimensional imaging system using Compton X-ray backscattering will be designed. The proposed system will provide a non intrusive 3-D image with an altrahigh contrast ratio and resolution for the reconstruction of multilayer printed circuit board trace patterns. Image signal enhancement… More

An Underwater, Video-Based, Stereoscopic Imaging and Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Dr. H.T. (Peter) Liu
Award Amount: $49,167.00
Abstract:
The development of a PC-based stereoscopic imaging and measuring system (SIMS) that will be suitable for underwater applications is proposed. There are three main objectives for the Phase 1 work: 1) to evaluate the requirements (accuracy, range, field of view, speed, potability, etc.) For a… More

An Advanced Thermal Analysis Microscope For In Situ Measurement Of Material Properties

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gary B. White , MANAGER
Award Amount: $69,839.00

Automated Telemetry Frame Format Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Phillip D. Bondurant
Award Amount: $726,018.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need to develop a method for automatically designing telemetry frames. The current manual method is labor intensive and requires an expert knowledgeable with IRIG-106, the constraints imposed by the telemetry encoder, and detailed understanding of the mission signal… More

An Underwater, Video-Based, Stereoscopic Imaging and Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Dr. H.T. (Peter) Liu
Award Amount: $199,887.00
Abstract:
The development of a PC-based stereoscopic imaging and measuring system (SIMS) that will be suitable for underwater applications is proposed. There are three main objectives for the Phase 1 work: 1) to evaluate the requirements (accuracy, range, field of view, speed, potability, etc.) For a… More

Small-Arms Shooting-Accuracy Measurement Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger Johnson
Award Amount: $99,716.00
Abstract:
A small-arms training, shooting accuracy, and scoring system is proposed. A set of accelerometers, force sensors, video array, lens, battery, and RF modulator will be contained in a special shock-isolation mount. The entire module will weigh approximately three ounces and will transmit video and… More

An Infrared Microspectroscopy Imaging System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,165.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger Johnson
Award Amount: $749,966.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Eric Seeley, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,992.00

A Portable Thermal Analysis Microscope Equipped with Multiple Excitation Sources and Magnifications for Inspecting Aircraft Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert W. McCullough, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
"The application of multiple energy sources, individually or collectively, to strengthen the excitation of IR signals from specimens for nondestructive detection (NDI) with a Thermal Analysis Microscope (TAM) is proposed. Using thermal excitation with ahot plate or a laser, the TAM is capable of… More

A Portable Thermal Analysis Microscope Equipped with Multiple Excitation Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert W. McCullough, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $749,450.00
Abstract:
The development of a novel NDI technique is proposed based upon the success of the Phase I program. The technique uses a unique embodiment of transient thermography to detect disbonds and delamination flaws in boron/epoxy skins bonded to aluminumhoneycomb cores. Feasibility of the technique was… More

A Portable Airfield Assessment Tool for the Evaluation of Pavement Condition Including Void Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert McCullough, Cheif Technology Officer
Award Amount: $119,980.00
Abstract:
An airfield pavement deflection system is proposed based on the Harr technique. The proposed device will be capable of detecting voids and weaknesses in runways, taxiways and tarmacs of remote airfields. Its compact design allows easy transport in C-130 aircraft and rapid deployment and operation.

A Portable Airfield Assessment Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert McCullough, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $729,158.00
Abstract:
A new tool for the rapid assessment of airfield condition is proposed. The device builds upon previous research and development in the area of rolling wheel deflectometer by solving the tracking problem. The device is portable and designed to be easily transportable by a crew of two in a C130… More

Environmentally Friendly Cleaning for Titanium Welds and Brazing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert W. McCullough, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $99,646.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a novel laser assisted cryogenic jet cleaning process. Current laser based processes can result in subsurface damage. Our proposed process will integrate a high-pressure cryogenic jet of liquid nitrogen into the laser cleaning… More

Damage Detection and Identification of Adhesive Bonding in Metal Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert W. McCullough, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $99,944.00
Abstract:
A method for detecting disbonds using transient thermography is proposed. Novel excitation methods promise to provide a sensitive technique for detecting disbonds in aluminum tongue and groove structures. The instrument resulting from the proposed research and development effort will be low cost… More

Reliable Portable Device for Inspection and Assessment of Guy Cables Supporting Tall Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Phillip D. Bondurant, Vice President, Engineering
Award Amount: $69,985.00
Abstract:
Guy cables are used to support tall man-made structures, including broadcast antenna masts. Failure of a guy cable results in destruction of the mast with significant damage and impact. We will design, build and prove a portable online robotic system with unique non-destructive examination… More

Damage Detection and Identification of Adhesive Bonding in Metal Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert W. McCullough, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $749,945.00
Abstract:
A novel method for detecting adhesive failures in GRID-LOCK(R) structures is proposed using transient thermography. The method is suitable for rapid inspection of large areas. In addition to the development of a novel thermal application system, a head mounted display will be incorporated to… More

Improved magneto-optic methods for aircraft corrosion detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Phillip D. Bondurant, Vice President, Engineering
Award Amount: $99,907.00
Abstract:
Aircraft undergo constant routine inspection in order to maintain airworthiness. Subsurface corrosion and metal fatigue in airframes which goes undetected can have tragic consequences. The QUEST proprietary magneto-optic imager (MOI) is a non-destructive technique which is currently used by the Air… More

Reliable Portable Device for Inspection and Assessment of Guy Cables Supporting Tall Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Phillip D. Bondurant, Vice President, Engineeri
Award Amount: $312,750.00
Abstract:
Corrosion within guy cables is a significant problem to the Navy. It is particularly difficult because the corrosion often initiates from within the cable and may not be visually apparent from the outside. Of course even if the corrosion was visually apparent from the outside, installed guys can… More

Improved magneto-optic methods for aircraft corrosion detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Phillip D. Bondurant, Vice President, Engineeri
Award Amount: $746,824.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Corrosion under multi-layer structures is a significant problem for the Air Force. The ability to detect this corrosion rapidly over a large area is also very important. The Magneto-Optic Imager (MOI) is an eddy current visualization tool that has been accepted in the market and has… More

Hand-Held Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) Scanner for Composite Missile Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Giovanni Nino, Director, Composites NDT
Award Amount: $79,104.00
Abstract:
In order to inspect and assess the structural integrity of highly curved composite structures, as those being introduced on the new generation of missile systems, a hand-help inspection tool is being proposed. This device will use a flexible ultrasonic array that can conform to the missile… More

Composite Airframe Damage Detection and Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Giovanni Nino, Director, Composites NDT
Award Amount: $79,936.00
Abstract:
In composite structures, some of the most critical areas susceptible to damage are inaccessible due to assembly or manufacturing procedures. In order to scan or monitor the structural integrity on those zones, a multidisciplinary approach that involves smart materials, additive manufacture, embedded… More

Innovative Track Gage Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Qingying J. Hu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,020.00
Abstract:
  This proposal presents two innovative non-contact track gage measurement techniques, microwave and ultrasound.  Both methods will be investigated and tested under harsh experimental setup conditions simulating outdoor train track.  Based on the initial test results, the more… More

Microwave Microscopy for High Temperature Blade Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Qingying (. Hu, Principal Investigator – (253) 872-9500
Award Amount: $99,852.00
Abstract:
We propose a microwave microscopy for blade health measurement of aircraft engines at high temperature. Its designs will efficiently insulate the sensor components from the combustion heat without sacrificing the measurement sensitivity and accuracy. The microwave sensor is very sensitive to the… More

Automation of Condenser Tube Inspection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tyler Folsom, Project Manager – (253) 872-9500
Award Amount: $79,984.00
Abstract:
The fleet presently has limited ability to safely and productively inspect condensers. Condenser failure can result in chloride contamination of the steam plant and loss of platform availability. The present inspection method depends on hard physical labor under unpleasant and hazardous conditions… More

Innovative lighting approaches for base-insulated transmitting antenna towers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tony Mactutis, Principal Investigator – (253) 872-9500
Award Amount: $79,985.00
Abstract:
FAA and international standards require lighting of tall structures in order to warn aircraft of collision hazards. U.S. Navy VLF/LF towers have experienced an unacceptable rate of failure of existing tower lighting systems, resulting in significant maintenance costs and system downtime. QUEST… More

Hand-Held Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) Scanner for Composite Missile Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Giovanni Nino, Director, Composites NDT – (253) 872-9500
Award Amount: $749,625.00
Abstract:
Missile structures are trending toward greater use of composites materials thanks to its weight savings, mechanical properties, manufacturability and excellent performance under fire, meeting"insensitive munitions"criteria. However, composites are not immune to damages and accidental… More

Printed Robust Electronic Sensing Systems (PRESS) for Aircraft Structural Integrity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Giovanni Nino, Director Composites NDT R&D – (253) 480-2022
Award Amount: $149,946.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: With the increasing age of current military aircraft fleets and current operational and budget environment, there is a need to increase structure reliability and availability while, at the same time, reducing maintenance costs. This is critical especially when some fleets need to be… More