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MICROWAVE NDE SENSOR FOR IN-PROCESS CONTROL IN THE MANUFACTURE OF CARBON-CARBON…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
3641
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3641
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
American Research Corporation of Virginia
1509 Fourth Street P.O. Box 3406 Radford, VA 24143 0340
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: MICROWAVE NDE SENSOR FOR IN-PROCESS CONTROL IN THE MANUFACTURE OF CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $249,871.00
 

Abstract:

THE INTELLIGENT PROCESSING OF MATERIALS IS A NOVEL CONCEPT IN MATERIALS PROCESSING IN WHICH INFORMATION FROM REAL TIME, IN-SITU MICROSTRUCTURAL SENSORS AND PROCESS MODELS ARE COMBINED WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE APPROACHES TO CONTROL A MATERIALS PROCESS. THE INSITU SENSORS ARE A KEY TO THIS TECHNOLOGY SINCE INFORMATION ABOUT THE "STATE" OF THE MATERIAL MUST BE ASCERTAINED. THEREFORE, THIS PROPOSAL WILL EXAMINE THE USE OF MICROWAVE ABSORBTION FOR THE IN-SITU MONITORING OF CARBON CARBON PROCESSING. THE DIELECTRIC BEHAVIOR OF POLYMERS HAVE ALREADY BEEN DEMONSTRATED TO BE USEFUL IN MONITORING THEIR CURE. THE USE OF MICROWAVE ENERGY AS A MEANS TO GET AT THIS AND OTHER ELECTRONIC PARAMETERS WHICH MAY BE DIRECTLY RELATABLE TO MATERIALS PROPERTIES IS A UNIQUE APPROACH WHICH DESERVES ATTENTION. THERE ARE TWO KEY TECHNICAL ISSUES INVOLVED IN THIS EFFORT. HOW FAR CAN ONE GO IN THE PROCESS BEFORE THE CARBON-CARBON BECOMES TOO CONDUCTIVE AND CAN ONE CREATE A MICROWAVE CAVITY IN THE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT. THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS TO A WIDE RANGE OF DOD AND COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS FOR DETERMINING FEATURES OF THE MATERIAL MAKES THIS RESEARCH VERY INTERESTING AND WORTHY OF SUPPORT.

Principal Investigator:

Dr P W Chan
7037310655

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

American Research Corp. Of Va
Po Box 3406 - 642 First St Radford, VA 24143

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Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No