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Damage Identification Algorithms for Composite Structures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79028
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-097-3803
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerobotix, Inc
125 Jetplex Circle Madison, AL 35758-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Damage Identification Algorithms for Composite Structures
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-C-5000
Award Amount: $672,912.00
 

Abstract:

The development of a non-contact measurement system is of particular importance to implementing an automated method for thickness measurement of critical coatings on internal/external aircraft composite structures. The objective of the proposed research project is to continue development of a non-contact measurement technology and produce a fully functional prototype device for use in robotic applications. Phase I of this project demonstrated the ability of an electromagnetic radiation device to measure coating thickness. The device is relatively compact and readily mounts on a robot end effector. Phase II of this project will target refined development of the performance characteristics and accuracy of this device as well as reduced overall weight and package size. The design and configuration will be optimized for integration and use on a robotic coating application system.

Principal Investigator:

Kirk McLauchlin
President/Director of Eng
2567729035
kirk.mclauchlin@aerobotix.net

Business Contact:

Kirk McLauchlin
President/Director of Eng
2567729035
kirk.mclauchlin@aerobotix.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

AEROBOTIX, INC.
351-F Electronics Blvd Huntsville, AL 35824

EIN/Tax ID: 202200038
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No