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3D INSPECTION OF CIT FIRST WALL SURFACES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11630
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11630
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation Systems
300 Bent Street #200 Cambridge, MA 02141
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: 3D INSPECTION OF CIT FIRST WALL SURFACES
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $46,092.00
 

Abstract:

SAFE OPERATION OF THE EXPERIMENTAL COMPACT IGNITION TOKAMAK (CIT) BEING CONSTRUCTED AT THE PRINCETON PLASMA LABORATORY REQUIRES INTEGRITY OF THE FIRST WALL SURFACES. THE GRAPHITE TILES LINING THE INTERIOR OF THE TORUS MAY CRACK, DELAMINATE, OR BREAK COMPLETELY OFF. RATHER THAN MANUALLY INSPECTING THE SURFACES OR USING DETECTION OF CONTAMINANTS IN THE PLASMA TO DETERMINE THE LOSS OF TILE INTEGRITY, A PROPRIETARY THREE-DIMENSIONAL SENSING SYSTEM MAY BE USED TO LOCATE DEFECTS. BY COMPARING THE MEASURED SURFACES WITH AN IDEAL SURFACE, DEVIATIONS MAY BE IDENTIFIED AND PRESENTED TO OPERATORS. THE PHASE I PROJECT INCLUDES A REQUIREMENTS STUDY OF THE FIRST-WALL-INSPECTION PROBLEM, ANALYSIS OF THE SENSOR GEOMETRY, AND PRELIMINARY INSPECTION OF GRAPHITE TILES IN THE LABORATORY USING A PROTOTYPE SENSOR.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Intelligent Automation Systems
300 Bent Street #1200 Cambridge, MA 02141

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