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Reliability Assessment of Nondestructive Evaluation via Eddy-Current…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86871
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-033-0290
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Victor Technologies, LLC
P.O. Box 7706 Bloomington, IN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Reliability Assessment of Nondestructive Evaluation via Eddy-Current Model-Based Inversion
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-09-C-5232
Award Amount: $749,729.00
 

Abstract:

The reliability of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques is currently determined through probability-of-detection (POD) studies that rely on measurements of actual hardware copies of representative flaws. There is now a need to eliminate the inefficiencies and expenses of this method by using model-based standards derived from sophisticated engineering computer codes that are, in turn, derived from rigorous applications of physical theories. This proposal applies the concepts of model-based and voxel-based inversion that is based upon Victor Technologies'''' well-known eddy-current code, VIC-3D(c), to solve the problem of reliably assessing NDE techniques. We will introduce the notion of 'Probability of Inversion,'''' and show that the classical model-assisted POD (MAPOD) becomes a simple corollary to it. Furthermore, we will develop a rigorous electromagnetic model for anisotropic media, such as Ti-6Al-4V, which is a titanium alloy that is widely used in aerospace structures and engines. With these concepts we effectively enter the 'digital age'''' of eddy-current NDE, leaving traditional emphasis on analog instruments behind. BENEFITS: The technology that we develop in this proposal will be applicable to the aerospace, nuclear power, materials characterization and many other industries, so our research will have commercial benefits that extend far beyond military applications.

Principal Investigator:

Harold A. Sabbagh
President
8123398273
has@sabbagh.com

Business Contact:

Harold A. Sabbagh
President
8123398273
has@sabbagh.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

VICTOR TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
P.O. Box 7706 Bloomington, IN 47407

EIN/Tax ID: 352059614
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No