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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:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4857
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-151
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Resodyn Corporation
130 North Main Street Suite 600 Butte, MT 59701-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Non-Contact Sensor Technology to Locate Electromagnetic Grids in Ceramics
Agency: DOD
Contract: W31P4Q-12-C-0097
Award Amount: $730,000.00
 

Abstract:

Electromagnetic grid structures buried in optical ceramic domes may be accurately located using an electromagnetic sensing and detection techniques. Under the Phase I effort, Resodyn Corporation developed a sensor and detection technology that demonstrated position location to within 1 mil is possible. 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. In a manufacturing environment the sensing technology can be used to direct grinding and polishing machine operations, real-time, where to locate dome surfaces with respect to the buried grid. In a metrology environment the technology can be integrated with a coordinate measuring machine. Under the Phase II effort, Resodyn Corporation proposes to develop two useful prototypes. The first is a low-cost tabletop tool that will locate grid depth from the surface of a dome. The second is a higher cost hybrid sensor that combines the electromagnetic sensor for grid location with a laser sensor for dome surface location. The hybrid sensor could be used with a variety of manufacturing equipment.

Principal Investigator:

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

Business Contact:

Lawrence C. Farrar
President&CEO
(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