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IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
4410
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4410
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spectral Sciences, Inc.
4 Fourth Avenue Burlington, MA 01803-3304
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,273.00
 

Abstract:

AIRCRAFT FUEL LEAKS REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANT FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD. AT PRESENT, IF A LEAK IS SUSPECTED IN AN EQUIPMENT-FILLED AIRCRAFT BAY, IT IS NECESSARY TO REMOVE THE EQUIPMENT BEFORE BEING ABLE TO CHARACTERIZE WHAT MAY BE A LEAK THAT IS SMALL ENOUGH NOT TO BE OF CONCERN. THIS COULD RESULT IN WASTED MANPOWER AND EXCESSIVE AIRCRAFT DOWN TIME. THE PROPOSED INSTRUMENT IS DESIGNED TO FULFILL THE REQUIREMENT FOR A FUEL LEAK CHARACTERIZATION DEVICE THAT CAN DETERMINE THE LOCATION AND SIZE OF A LEAK WITHOUT HAVING TO REMOVE EQUIPMENT FROM A BAY. THIS DEVICE WORKS ON THE PRINCIPLE OF MEASURING THE VISIBLE FLUORESCENT EMISSION INTENSITY FROM A FUEL LEAK SPOT WHICH HAS BEEN ILLUMINATED BY ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT. THE UV LIGHT IS CARRIED INTO, AND THE FLUORESCENCE CARRIED OUT OF, THE BAY BY A FIBER OPTIC PROBE, WHICH ALSO INCLUDES A FIBERSCOPE FOR VISUALLY LOCATING THE LEAK. THE PHASE I OBJECTIVE IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE DEVICE CONCEPT USING A LABORATORY BREADBOARD. A PROTOTYPE INSTRUMENT WOULD BE DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED, AND TESTED IN PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Michael e gersh
6172734770

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Spectral Sciences Inc
111 S Bedford St Burlington, MA 01803

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