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Reliable Portable Device for Inspection and Assessment of Guy Cables Supporting…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82834
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N072-128-0056
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: 2008
Title: Reliable Portable Device for Inspection and Assessment of Guy Cables Supporting Tall Structures
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N62583-08-C-0088
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 only be visually inspected through the use of a telescope from the ground. This problem is not limited to Navy antennas. There are many other guyed commercial antennas as well as other structures around the world that are aging and suffering corrosion issues. QUEST plans to develop a crawler and a separate towed inspection vehicle that can be installed on the guy at ground level and then climb the full length of the guy and return. Inspection results from the guy can be then analyzed. Separating the crawler from the inspection vehicle provides a general purpose device that could carry any properly configured payload to the top of the guy.

Principal Investigator:

Phillip D. Bondurant
Vice President, Engineeri
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