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Company Information:

Company Name: ACOUSTIC IDEAS, INC.
City: Wakefield
State: MA
Zip+4: 01880
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (781) 621-8228

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $499,624.00 5
SBIR Phase II $2,725,735.00 4

Award List:

Phased Array Ultrasonic Inspection of Fastener Holes in Thick Multiple-Layer Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Vincent Lupien, Director of Technology
Award Amount: $99,727.00
Abstract:
Budgetary constraints on defense spending have highlighted the importance ofprograms aimed at extending the service life of aging aircraft. Nondestructiveinspection is a key component of such programs. One important capabilityis the detection of cracking and corrosion around fastener holes. Phased… More

Phased Array Ultrasonic Inspection of Fastener Holes in Two-Layer Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Vincent Lupien, President
Award Amount: $749,894.00
Abstract:
"Nondestructive inspection is a key component of programs aimed at extending the service life of aging aircraft. One important capability is the detection of cracking and corrosion around fastener holes. In thick, multiple layer structures, there is oftenno solution but removal of the fasteners… More

Optimized Phased Array Hard Alpha Inclusion Detection in Castings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Vincent Lupien, President
Award Amount: $99,897.00
Abstract:
"Current manufacturing technology for cast titanium components cannot guarantee theabsence of hard alpha inclusions.Under the effect of fatigue, such inclusions become likely sites for structuralfailure. By performing nondestructive inspections on the manufactured parts usingphased array ultrasound,… More

SBIR Phase II: Advanced Phased Array Ultrasound Instrument for Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Vincent H. Lupien, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II research project strives to develop an Advanced Ultrasonic Beamformer that is unparalleled in its scalability and signal processing features. The ultrasonic beamformer architecture will be unique in its breadth of features. The architecture was developed as the superset of… More

Ultrasonic phased array inspection of aircraft turbine engine components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Vincent Lupien
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
As a cost avoidance measure against expensive replacement of certain life-limiting components of turbine engines, the Engine Rotor Life Extension (ERLE) program was conceived by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to extend component life without increasing the risk of component failure.… More

SBIR Phase II: Advanced Phased Array Ultrasound Instrument for Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Vincent H. Lupien, Dr
Award Amount: $475,841.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II research project strives to develop an Advanced Ultrasonic Beamformer that is unparalleled in its scalability and signal processing features. The ultrasonic beamformer architecture will be unique in its breadth of features. The architecture was developed as the superset of… More

Phased Array Ultrasonic NDE of Plasma Facing Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Vincent Lupien, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The future of nuclear fusion relies in part on the development of effective plasma facing components (PFCs) that can withstand the intense heat loads, forces, and neutron bombardment of long-pulse, high-power reactor operation. Current PFC designs for the next-generation International Thermonuclear… More

Phased Array Ultrasonic NDE of Plasma Facing Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Vincent Lupien, Dr
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Realizing the promise of nuclear fusion depends in part on effective plasma facing components (PFCs) that can withstand the intense heat loads, forces, and neutron bombardment of long-pulse high-power reactor operation. A single reactor such as ITER will require thousands of PFCs. Because… More

Phased array ultrasonic aircraft fatigue damage inspection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Vincent Lupien, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The practice of removing aircraft from service and disassembling parts of its structure for periodic inspection negatively impacts readiness and leads to high sustainment costs. Using Acoustic Ideas''''''''s uniquely powerful and versatile phased array technology we will develop a novel inspection… More