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End-to-end Naval Asset Damage Detection System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
95183
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-042-0486
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T042
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation
2363 Calle Del Mundo Santa Clara, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: End-to-end Naval Asset Damage Detection System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-M-0300
Award Amount: $69,967.00
 

Abstract:

IFOS will demonstrate the feasibility of a minimalistic, yet powerful, distributed network of piezoelectric actuators and ultrasonic wave detecting fiber optic Bragg grating (FBG) sensors interrogated by a high frequency parallel processing FBG interrogator together with innovative mathematical and computational algorithms to process, store and visualize (via damage index maps) massive amounts of data generated from said system to enable quantitative structural health monitoring of Naval assets (ships and aircraft). The goal is development of a complete and detailed assessment of the material or structural condition well before any visible signs of deterioration develop by using a permanently installed network of FBG sensors and actuators and interrogating them only during scheduled stops or during scheduled maintenance intervals. The initial focus will be on material state accuracy rather than computational speed. In Phase I, IFOS will develop a lab bench prototype material state awareness distributed network of sensors and actuators. In Phase II, IFOS will scale up the system to enable interrogation of structures with much greater size and with much more diverse structural details such as structural ribs, stiffeners and bulkheads as well as complex composite construction such as sandwich core or rib stiffened structures.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Black
Principal Investigator
4085659000
rjb@ifos.com

Business Contact:

Behzad Moslehi
CEO/CTO
4085659004
bm@ifos.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation
2363 Calle Del Mundo Santa Clara, CA 95054

EIN/Tax ID: 043703938
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Florida
University of Florida
GAINSVILLE, FL 32611
Contact: Nam Ho Kim
Contact Phone: 3528460665