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Company Information:

Company Name:
Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc.
Address:
845 Livernois Street
Ferndale, MI 48220-
Phone:
(248) 414-3730
URL:
EIN:
383076506
DUNS:
877627968
Number of Employees:
12
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $606,537.00 9
SBIR Phase II $3,095,234.00 4
STTR Phase I $169,985.00 2
STTR Phase II $374,977.00 1

Award List:

Handheld IR Corrosion Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,508.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steven M. Shepard, Ph.d.
Abstract:
Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc. will study the feasibility of a handheld device for quantitative identification and measurement of hidden corrosion, using pulsed thermography. The device will be capable of field operation under battery power, and in confined spaces where physical access to the sample… More

Handheld IR NDI of Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,180.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steven M. Shepard, Ph.d.
Abstract:
As the field has developed, three primary methods for performing IR Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) have emerged, each employing a different mode of excitation (pulsed, stepped, lock-in) of the sample. Researchers have demonstrated impressive results on a wide variety of materials using all … More

Handheld IR NDI of Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$745,469.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steven M. Shepard, Ph.d.
Abstract:
As the field has developed, three primary methods for performing IR Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) have emerged, each employing a different mode of excitation (pulsed, stepped, lock-in) of the sample. Researchers have demonstrated impressive results on a wide variety of materials using all … More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Tasdiq A. PhD, Physicist
Abstract:
N/a

Underwater Velocity Indicator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,970.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steven Shepard, President
Abstract:
The increased use of composite materials in the manufacture of structural aircraft components such as the V-22 tiltrotor requires that Nondestructive Evaluation is performed frequently in the early stages of the fabrication process. Although PulsedThermography has been demonstrated to be an… More

Hybrid Thermographic Detection of Kissing Unbond Defects

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Tasdiq 1. PhD, Physicist
Abstract:
Fast, portable IR NDE systems capable of automated operation and quantitative defect measurement are now commercially available, and have been credited with significant cost savings in aerospace manufacturing and service sectors. However, despite advantages of speed and wide area, non-contact… More

Hybrid Thermographic Detection of Kissing Unbond Defects

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,993.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Tasdiq 1. PhD, Physicist
Abstract:
Fast, portable IR NDE systems capable of automated operation and quantitative defect measurement are now commercially available, and have been credited with significant cost savings in aerospace manufacturing and service sectors. However, despite advantages of speed and wide area, non-contact… More

Fiber Coupled Scanned Themographic NDE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
We will investigate the feasibility of thermographic inspection system that employs a small, handheld inspection head, which is swept over an area to be inspected, using IR transmitting fibers and a fiber coupled laser-heating system. The system, if successful, will allow more precise control of… More

Induction-based Thermographic Inspection of Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,985.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF DELAWARE
RI Contact:
Regan Walsh
Abstract:
Rapid growth in the performance and capabilities of thermography, and the increased use of composite materials in the construction and repair of military and commercial aircraft, has strongly positioned it as a viable NDI technique. In Phase I, ThermalWave Imaging, Inc. and UD-CCM propose to develop… More

Determination of Micorcracking Damage in Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Steven Shepard, President
Abstract:
Rapid growth in the performance and capabilities of pulsed thermography, and the increased use of composite materials in the construction and repair of military and commercial aircraft, has strongly positioned it as a viable NDI technique. Thistechnology, as it currently stands, is a widely… More

Comprehensive Inspection of Turbine Hot Section Blades and Vanes Using Active Thermography

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steven Shepard, President
Research Institution:
IOWA STATE UNIV.
RI Contact:
Steve Holland
Abstract:
At present, turbine NDE is typically a time consuming collection of inspections that includes manual testing of holes and channels for blockages, multiple flow tests and various inspection technologies such as ultrasound, eddy current and radiography. Thermography has also become a widely method… More

Rapid and Conformable Field Repair and Nondestructive Evaluation of Rotor Blade Skins and Honeycomb in Blade Afterbody

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,934.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steven Shepard, President, TWI
Abstract:
N07-118 Rapid and Conformable Field Repair and NDE of Rotor Blade Skins and Honeycomb in Blade Afterbody The integration of composite materials into modern military aircraft has provided numerous benefits to the armed forces due to superior strength-to-weight performance and corrosion immunity. … More

Comprehensive Inspection of Turbine Hot Section Blades and Vanes Using Active Thermography

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$374,977.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steven Shepard, President - Thermal Wave Imaging
Research Institution:
IOWA STATE UNIV.
RI Contact:
Stephen Holland
Abstract:
Comprehensive nondestructive Inspection (NDI) of aircraft turbine blades and vanes currently involves a sequence of separate inspections that may involve flow measurement, radiography, ultrasound and wire testing. The process is time-consuming and expensive, and several key inspections rely on… More

Automated, Rapid Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) of Large Scale Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,946.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steve Shepard, President
Abstract:
Composite aircraft structures present significant inspection challenges to most NDI methods. Most widely used NDI modalities, e.g. visual inspection and coin tap, have little or no relevance to composite aircraft. These are typically qualitative techniques that are difficult to replicate, and depend… More

Automated, Rapid Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) of Large Scale Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,915.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Steven Shepard, President – (248) 414-3730
Abstract:
Automated, rapid, non-destructive inspection of large scale composite structures is an ongoing challenge for just about every NDI technology currently deployed in the aerospace, power generation, wind energy, and automotive industries. Both hardware and software limitations have dictated the level… More

Automated, Rapid Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) of Large Scale Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,857.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steven Shepard, President – (248) 414-3730
Abstract:
ABSTRACT In the previous Phase II program, TWI demonstrated that Large Standoff / Large Area Thermography (LASLAT) can successfully be applied to Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) of composite aircraft structures. The method employed was based on optical excitation using a novel projector and signal… More