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Strain Gage Calibration Using Response to Dynamic Input (STURDI)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87479
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-025-0268
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 08-025
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd Rochester, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Strain Gage Calibration Using Response to Dynamic Input (STURDI)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0230
Award Amount: $445,062.00
 

Abstract:

Impact Technologies, with oversight from the prime JSF manufacturer, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, proposes to develop and demonstrate a system for in-situ calibration of strain sensors that are used for structural life tracking on in-service fleet aircraft. Key tasks in Phase II include: 1) Fully definining the performance specifications and constraints that the calibration technology must meet; 2) Downselecting dynamic input technologies to use - the phase I technologies included using response to low levels of localized periodic forcing functions as well as controlled impact events; 3) Designing and manufacturing increasingly complex test fixtures - starting from simple structures that can be easily analyzed to structures that adequately reproduce aircraft-representative structures that simulate where strain gages would be placed in the target aircraft; 4) Testing the dynamic calibration technology on the structures and comparing calibration results to results obtained from both static loading and from analytical results (i.e. known baselines); 5) Demonstrating the ability of the techniques (calculating accuracy) at each stage of the process; and 6) Creating ruggedized 'beta' prototype hardware, electronics and back-end analysis software for potential field testing at the end of Phase II and into Phase III.

Principal Investigator:

Carl Palmer
Manager, Sensing & Monito
5854241990
carl.palmer@impact-tek.com

Business Contact:

Mark Redding
President
5854241990
mark.redding@impact-tek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd Rochester, NY 14623

EIN/Tax ID: 161567136
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No