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Nondestructive Concrete Characterization System

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
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Small Business Information
FDH Engineering Inc.
6521 Meridien Drive Raleigh, NC 27616-3209
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Nondestructive Concrete Characterization System
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-13-C-0021
Award Amount: $99,404.00


With the advent of very high strength concrete, such as that manufactured by LaFarge, calculations that have been used historically to determine the explosive content needed to breach concrete structures have been compromised. As a result of this and other mission critical issues, the Army has indentified a need to develop a man-portable device capable of estimating the thickness and strength of a reinforced concrete wall or slab up to 6 feet thick. The device should be capable of measuring concrete compressive strength ranging from 3,000 psi to 30,000 psi, also be capable of locating and characterizing metal contained in the concrete whether traditional steel rebar at fixed spacing, steel mesh, or larger structural steel.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Cesare
Senior Scientist
(919) 755-1012

Business Contact:

Robert Lindyberg
Vice President
(919) 755-1012
Small Business Information at Submission:

FDH Engineering
2730 Rowland Road Raleigh, NC -

EIN/Tax ID: 562220155
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Duke University
2200 W. Main St.
Ste. 710
Durham, NC 27705-
Contact: Keith Hurka-Owen
Contact Phone: (919) 681-8684