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REAL-TIME NDE USING MULTI-FUNCTION ROBOTIC SONOSCOPE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
15702
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15702
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sonoscan Inc
530 East Green Street Bensenville, IL 60106
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: REAL-TIME NDE USING MULTI-FUNCTION ROBOTIC SONOSCOPE
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

MANUFACTURING REQUIRES REAL-TIME EVALUATION OF MATERIALS TO DETERMINE STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, INCLUDING INSPECTION FOR LATENT DEFECTS. CURRENT OFF-LINE EVALUATION TECHNIQUES UTILIZE SPECIAL FACILITIES AND INCREASE COSTS. THIS PROJECT DEVELOPS A MULTI-FUNCTION ROBOTIC SONOSCOPE (MFRS) FOR ON-LINE INSPECTION. MFRS IS A GENERAL PURPOSE NDE TOOL. IT USES A SCANNING LASER BEAM FOR INSPECTING SURFACE ANOMALIES, PRODUCES C-SCAN ACOUSTIC IMAGES TO DETECT SUBSURFACE FLAWS, USES SPECTRAL ANALYSIS FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF MATERIAL PROPERTIES, AND PRODUCES REAL-TIME THROUGH TRANSMISSION ACOUSTIC IMAGES FOR ON-LINE INSPECTION. MFRS CAN BE USED TO INSPECT INTERNAL DEFECTS SUCH AS DELAMINATIONS, INCLUSIONS, VOIDS, AND POROSITY IN METALS, CERAMICS, COMPOSITES, AND ELECTRONIC MATERIALS. IT IS ALSO USEFUL FOR NONDESTRUCTIVE INSPECTION OF FATIGUE CRACKS AND IMPACT DAMAGE IN STRUCTURAL COMPOSITE MATERIALS.

Principal Investigator:

Albert Wey Phd
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Sonoscan Inc
530 East Green Street Bensenville, IL 60106

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