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Rapid Inspection of Aluminum Hulls Below the Waterline Using Ultrasonic Guided…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-057-0170
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-057
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
FBS, Inc.
3340 West College Ave. State College, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Rapid Inspection of Aluminum Hulls Below the Waterline Using Ultrasonic Guided Waves
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00024-14-C-4069
Award Amount: $749,950.00
 

Abstract:

Currently available hull thickness sensors use ultrasonics and provide coverage of a single point on the hull. The sensor must then be moved over the hull while the thickness readings are monitored to detect thin areas of hull plate. These systems generally contain array type sensors; however, they are not suitable for underwater applications because of the electronics and the precision involved. FBS is proposing to develop a novel guided wave phased array transducer for large area inspection from a single probe position. The newly designed sensor could be used by divers or integrated into an underwater remotely piloted vehicle to interrogate large sections of the hull for corrosion.

Principal Investigator:

Steve Owens
Director of Engineering
(814) 234-3437
Sowens@fbsworldwide.com

Business Contact:

Michael Avioli
Vice President
(814) 234-3437
Mavioli@fbsworldwide.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FBS, Inc.
3340 West College Ave. State College, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 232439333
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No