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Ultra-Portable, Low-cost, Nondestrutive Evaluation Technologies for Rapid…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82828
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N072-126-0389
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc.
9063 Bee Caves Road Austin, TX 78733-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Ultra-Portable, Low-cost, Nondestrutive Evaluation Technologies for Rapid Damage Assessment in Epoxy-based Composite Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-07-C-0485
Award Amount: $79,998.00
 

Abstract:

In-theater operations of US Navy/Marine Corps aircraft can result in operational damage that requires rapid detection and repair so as not to interrupt mission operations. Multiple Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) technologies are available for in-depth analysis of suspected damage zones at higher-level maintenance activities. Unfortunately, the only inspection methods available for rapid on-site damage detection at the squadron level are visual and tap testing. Texas Research Institute Austin (TRI/Austin), in collaboration with Dr. Mel Siegel from Carnegie Mellon University and Physical Acoustics, proposes to develop a portable inspection system for detecting damage in composites. The TRI team will construct a breadboard instrument that will perform a controlled impact tap test and utilize both accelerometer and microphone data to assess damage in composite materials. In the Phase I work, the design for the composite inspection system will be completed and the instrument will be built and tested to ensure system functionality.

Principal Investigator:

David Forsyth
Principal Investigator
5122632101
dforsyth@tri-austin.com

Business Contact:

Monte Fellingham
Contracts Adminstrator
5122632101
mfellingham@tri-austin.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TEXAS RESEARCH INSTITUTE AUSTIN, INC.
9063 Bee Caves Road Austin, TX 78733

EIN/Tax ID: 742518103
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No