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RAPID FIELD INSPECTION CAPABILITY FOR COMPOSITE AIRCRAFT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
8257
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8257
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aracor
425 Lakeside Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94086 0470
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: RAPID FIELD INSPECTION CAPABILITY FOR COMPOSITE AIRCRAFT
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $74,992.00
 

Abstract:

THE DEVELOPMENT AND ADOPTION OF HONEYCOMB STRUCTURES AND OTHER ADVANCED COMPOSITE AIRCRAFT MATERIALS REQUIRE NEW MODES OF INSPECTION, BOTH DURING PRODUCTION AND FOLLOWING DEPLOYMENT, THAT ARE FASTER, MORE DEFINITIVE, LESS COSTLY AND EASIER TO USE THAN CONVENTIONAL FILM RADIOGRAPHY. ONE PROMISING NEW TECHNIQUE IS LAMINOGRAPHY. THIS RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE PROCESSING MODALITY ALLOWS INSPECTION OF PLANES OR SURFACES INTERIOR TO THE OBJECT OF INTEREST. CURRENTLY, LAMINOGRAPHY IS PERFORMED ON CT/DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY INSTRUMENTS AND ACHIEVES OBJECT INSPECTION BY MEASURING A SEQUENCE OF RADIOGRAPHIC VIEWS AND POST-PROCESSING THEM INTO IMAGES OF THE PLANES OR CONTOUR SURFACES OF INTEREST. THE TECHNIQUE COULD BE MADE MORE PORTABLE, FASTER, AND LESS COSTLY BY IMPLEMENTING THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY USING REAL-TIME IMAGE PROCESSING EQUIPMENT. THE DETECTION AND VIDEO PROCESSING TECHNIQUES USED IN DIGITAL AND HYBRID FLUOROGRAPHY HOLD OUT THE PROMISE OF REAL-TIME LAMINOGRAPHIC INSPECTIONS FOR AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY ACHIEVING IMPROVED ANOMALLY DETECTION RELATIVE TO CONVENTIONAL FILM RADIOGRAPHY.

Principal Investigator:

Karl h hoover
4087337780

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Research & Applctns
425 Lakeside Dr Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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