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High Speed Camera Capable of Identifying Regions of Interest

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
45020
Program Year/Program:
1999 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A982-0865
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SY TECHNOLOGY, INC.
5170 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 240 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1999
Title: High Speed Camera Capable of Identifying Regions of Interest
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: A982-0865
Award Amount: $119,948.00
 

Abstract:

Not Available Sensant Corp intends to investigate the use of a new, non-contact ultrasound technology for the rapid detection of corrosion in large areas. Sensant Corp believes that recent improvements in transducer technology that now enable air-coupled inspection may overcome many of the traditional shortcomings of costly, time-consuming ultrasonic inspection systems for large areas. The recent application of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology to ultrasonic devices has created an advanced ultrasonic sensor with significantly improved dynamic range (110 db) and wide range of operating frequencies in air (2-12 MHz). These new ultrasonic transducers are fabricated in the same manner as a silicon chip using a technique known as micromachining. In many cases, these devices enable the possibility of air-coupled, non-contact inspection of materials as demonstrated by Sensant using aluminum and Plexiglas sheets. For this research, Sensant will characterize the acoustic properties of the multi-layer material to be inspected and will determine the required properties of an ultrasonic inspection system. Then, the company will develop a custom MEMS transducer to investigate the feasibility of ultrasonic inspection of multi-layer materials. To ensure rapid inspection of large areas, Sensant will evaluate both a longitudinal wave and lamb-wave approach using arrays of focused MEMS transducers.

Principal Investigator:

Michele Banish
2568591886

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

SY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
654 Discovery Dr Huntsville, AL 35806

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