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A Portable Thermal Analysis Microscope Equipped with Multiple Excitation Sources

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
57779
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
021XP-0722
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 -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: A Portable Thermal Analysis Microscope Equipped with Multiple Excitation Sources
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F09650-03-C-0035
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 clearly demonstrated under Phase I funding. In Phase II we will refine the parameters of the process to optimize it for inspection of vertical stabilizers of F-15 aircraft at the depot level. Under theproposed research we will explore the effect of operational parameter variation of our process on the applicability of the technique to other composite structures, notably graphite/epoxy and Kevlar/epoxy skins over aluminum or titanium sub-structures.Work under Phase II will include design and delivery of a dedicated system using our NDI concept for use by the U.S. Air Force in inspecting F-15 vertical stabilizers.

Principal Investigator:

Robert W. McCullough
Chief Technology Officer
2538729500
tkli@pacbell.net

Business Contact:

Milton J. Altenberg
CEO
2538729500
miltona@qi2.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QUEST INTEGRATED, INC.
1012 Central Avenue South Kent, WA 98032

EIN/Tax ID: 912123590
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No