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High Resolution, Simple Detection of KC-130J Subsurface Cracks Under Fasteners

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N072-118-0567a
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-118
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Small Business Information
Imperium, Inc.
5901-F Ammendale Road Beltsville, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: High Resolution, Simple Detection of KC-130J Subsurface Cracks Under Fasteners
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-11-C-0276
Award Amount: $1,399,987.00
 

Abstract:

This proposed program is meant to develop a reliable method for finding subsurface cracks under fastener heads of the KC-130J. Structurally critical areas like the wing box and rainbow fittings do not currently have a reliable method to detect these cracks before they grow too large and become a danger to the mission. If left unchecked, these cracks can grow to a potentially catastrophic size. This project will use Imperium"s high resolution ultrasound camera as the basis for a mechanically scanned system which will pass over hundreds of these structures and provide real time feedback. During this project Imperium will design and build the system, perform a probability of detection (POD) study, and deliver the system to the Navy. At the conclusion of this project the system will be a production ready automatic system with built in detection software to alert the user of the presence of defects. The system will generate images of cracks in 1st and 2nd layers structures down to 0.100".

Principal Investigator:

Marvin Lasser
Chairman
(301) 431-2900
lasserm@imperiuminc.com

Business Contact:

Robert Lasser
President
(301) 431-2900
blasser@imperiuminc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Imperium, Inc.
5901-F Ammendale Road Beltsville, MD -

EIN/Tax ID: 521291663
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No