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Non-Contact Sensor Technology to Locate Electromagnetic Grids in Ceramics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A103-151-0458
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-151
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
RESODYN CORPORATION
130 N MAIN ST BUTTE, MT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Non-Contact Sensor Technology to Locate Electromagnetic Grids in Ceramics
Agency: DOD
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0193
Award Amount: $69,958.00
 

Abstract:

Electromagnetic structures buried in optical ceramic domes may be accurately located using an electromagnetic sensor and detection technology. A preliminary experiment demonstrated this claim but an investigation into electromagnetic properties that can vary as a result of manufacturing tolerance is required. Similar off-the-shelf technologies will be prone to error caused by these property variations. Competing technologies such as capacitive, optical, or sonic lack a key advantage the electromagnetic approach offers - optical ceramic, cutting fluids, dust, and surface conditions are electromagnetically transparent. This makes it possible to develop a small, light weight sensor that can integrate to a standard coordinate measuring machine or directly to a ceramic grinding and polishing machine. In a manufacturing environment, the sensing technology could be used to tell the grinding and polishing machine, real-time, where to locate dome surfaces. Resodyn Corporation proposes a Phase I study to quantify electromagnetic property variations on test specimens manufactured to tolerance limits. Using existing Resodyn Corporation technology and know-how a custom sensor will be fabricated for the study and compensation methods will be formulated.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen Galbraith
Principal Investigator
(406) 497-5223
sgalbraith@resodyn.com

Business Contact:

Lawrence C. Farrar
President
(406) 497-5252
LCFarrar@resodyn.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Resodyn Corporation
130 North Main Street Suite 600 Butte, MT -

EIN/Tax ID: 810528815
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No