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ULTRASONIC INSPECTION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
2315
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2315
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Abaris
125 Catron Dr Reno, NV 89512
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: ULTRASONIC INSPECTION
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,860.00
 

Abstract:

ABARIS PROPOSES TO DEVELOP A PORTABLE EXPERT SYSTEM THAT WILL AID THE FIELD OR ORGANIZATIONAL TECHNICIAN IN THE INTERPRETATION OF ULTRASONIC NON-DESTRUCTIVE INSPECTION FOR THE DETERMINATION OF THE SCOPE, MAGNITUDE, AND IMPACT OF INTERNAL DAMAGE TO COMPOSITE LAMINATE STRUCTURE. ONE OF THE MAJOR PROBLEMS FACING THE AIR FORCE IS THE IMPACT OF NEW ADVANCED COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL MATERIALS ENTERING OPERATIONAL SERVICE. THE GRAPHITE AND KEVLAR FIBERS EPOXY AND BISMALEIMIDE RESINS, ETC; OFFER SIGNIFICANT WEIGHT REDUCTIONS AND OPERATIONAL ADVANTAGES, BUT REQUIRE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT INSPECTION TECHNIQUES TO ASSESS THE POTENTIAL OF DAMAGE. VISIBLE DAMAGE IS NOT A GOOD INDICATOR OF THE MAGNITUDE OF INTERNAL DAMAGE. THE ULTRASONIC INSPECTION EQUIPMENT REQUIRES EXPERTISE THAT MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE TO ORGANIZATIONAL OR BATTLE DAMAGE REPAIR TEAMS. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM WOULD CONSIST OF A PORTABLE COMPUTER BASED EXPERT SYSTEM, LOW COST, LIGHTWEIGHT PORTABLE ULTRASONIC SCANNING EQUIPMENT AND APPROPRIATE METHODS OF DIGITIZING THE TRANSDUCER POSITION AND ACOUSTICAL OUTPUT. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM WOULD INTERPRET THE OUTPUT AND PROVIDE A GRAPHIC PRESENTATION OF THE LOCATION.

Principal Investigator:

William l murphy
7027475333

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Abaris
1254 St Alberts Reno, NV 89503

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