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Company Information:

Company Name: WavesinSolids LLC
City: State College
State: PA
Zip+4: 16803-0000
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (814) 237-1031

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $567,254.96 6
SBIR Phase II $840,233.00 3

Award List:

Rapid Rail Inspection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: D. Hay, President
Award Amount: $97,662.00
Abstract:
This project will use an ultrasonic beam traveling longitudinally along the rail rather that the complex normal and angle-beams transducer assemblies in current systems. Detection of transverse defects becomes a simple pulse-echo application and resolves many inherent speed, inspection reliability… More

Low Cost Transverse Rail Defect Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Robert Hay, President
Award Amount: $571,233.00
Abstract:
This project will use an ultrasonic beam traveling logitudinally along the rail rather than the complex normal and angle-beams transducer assemblies in current systems. Detectio of transverse defects becomes a simple pulse-echo application and resolves many inherent speed, inspectin reliability and… More

Low Cost Transverse Rail Defect Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Robert Hay, President
Award Amount: $119,000.00
Abstract:
Development of the basic EMAT-based transverse rail defect detector has progressed toward finished form, as envisioned in the original solicitation.  This modification is intended to produce a demonstrable version of a 2-rail detection system with automated signal interpertation.

Improved Approaches to Nondestructively Test Marine Aluminum Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas R. Hay, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,962.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed work is to develop ultrasonic, non-contact, nondestructive testing technology for marine aluminum structures. Three novel approaches will be evaluated for the marine aluminum weld application. Technology selection will be based demonstrated defect sensitivity and… More

SBIR Phase I: Civil Structure Health Monitoring using Wireless Acoustic Emission Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Thomas R. Hay, PhD
Award Amount: $99,633.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I research proposal will advance the state-of-the-art by transforming civil infrastructure maintenance from time based to condition based, advance the state-of-the art in Acoustic Emission (AE) technology from the existing legacy personal computer based platform to an autonomous… More

Improved Approaches to Nondestructively Test Marine Aluminum Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: thomas R. hay, vice president
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Commercially available inspection technology dedicated to Marine Aluminum Structure Inspection does not exist. While generic inspection technologies are being applied to this application, a transition to dedicated inspection technology is required to realize meaningful total ownership cost… More

SBIR Phase I: Submerged Bridge Pile Inspection Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Thomas R. Hay, PhD
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project will advance the state-of-the-art in underwater bridge inspection through development of novel long range ultrasonic technology (LRUT). The objective of this project is to determine if the proposed technology can minimize the… More

Continuous Health Monitoring of Coal Power Plant Components using Acoustic Emission Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Thomas Hay, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Several critical components of a coal power plant that operate at high temperature and high pressures ¿ including boilers, high pressure pipelines, waterwall tubes, and boiler support structures ¿ are very susceptible to various time-dependant failure-causing mechanisms such as high… More

Composite Cylinder Life-Cycle In-Service Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Thomas R. Hay, President – (814) 237-1031
Award Amount: $99,999.96
Abstract:
Current inspection, maintenance and lifetime estimation practices for composite cylinders have been adopted from earlier NASA research. WavesinSolids LLC are proposing a technological based on an acoustic emission (AE) technique for the in-service testing of composite cylinders. The approach will… More