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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
32312
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
32312
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
QUEST Integrated
19823 58th Place S Suite 200 Kent, WA 98032-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: A UHP Waterjet System for coke removal in jet engine fuel tubes
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
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 exceeding 2000 degrees F (1100 degrees C). The measurement system would consist of an advanced thermal analysis microscope (TAM), which would either detect the increased thermal radiance of an open crack cavity or the increased thermal impedance of a closed crack feature. The proposed TAM system would provide several innovative features, including a high-speed, 256 squared Indium Antimonide focal plane array (FPA), algorithms for resolution enhancement, real-time, DSP-based exposure control and FPA calibration, coaxial laser and visible imaging channel, and an 8-inch (203-mm) working distance.

Principal Investigator:

Gary B. White
2068729500

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Quest Integrated, Inc.
21414 - 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032

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