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Optical NDI of Advanced Composites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86745
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-117-0658
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco St. Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505-3993
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Optical NDI of Advanced Composites
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8501-08-M-0011
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Advanced composite materials are widely used in many aerospace structures. Although these materials possess superior mechanical properties, they are subject to various types of damage during operation. Therefore, it is highly desirable to have non-destructive inspection (NDI) tools capable of monitoring damage and water ingress in the advanced composites. Southwest Sciences proposes to use an innovative optical technique based on diffuse reflectance, which will provide fast non-destructive critical evaluation of damage and water penetration in advanced composites. The Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of this approach and outline the design of the Phase II prototype instrument.

Principal Investigator:

Andrei B. Vakhtin
Senior Research Scientist
5059841322
avakhtin@swsciences.com

Business Contact:

Alan C. Stanton
President
5059841322
astanton@swsciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SOUTHWEST SCIENCES, INC.
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505

EIN/Tax ID: 850340320
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No