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Improved magneto-optic methods for aircraft corrosion detection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86748
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-118-1184
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Improved magneto-optic methods for aircraft corrosion detection
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8501-08-M-0010
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 Force, NASA and commercial clients for subsurface flaw detection with better performance than traditional eddy current methods. We will extend the operational methods to increase the field of view, measure the depth of detected flaws, and incorporate advanced real-time background subtraction methods. These enhancements will significantly extend the ability of the MOI to inspect for subsurface corrosion and cracking in deep subsurface layers down to layer 4 or 5 of airframes. QUEST has extensive experience in developing and deploying non-destructive testing devices for industry.

Principal Investigator:

Phillip D. Bondurant
Vice President, Engineering
2538729500
philb@qi2.com

Business Contact:

Milton J. Altenberg
CEO
2538729500
altenberg1@cs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QUEST INTEGRATED
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