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Intelligent Access HUB Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
44861
Program Year/Program:
1999 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A982-0089
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ANNTRON, DIVISION OF OBERON, INC.
1315 S. Allen St. Suite 405 State College, PA 16801
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1999
Title: Intelligent Access HUB Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: A982-0089
Award Amount: $118,035.00
 

Abstract:

Not Available A method for sensing the quality and state of composite material structures will be developed. The technique can be used to determine the resin cure state, detect pre-damage bond quality and sense or quantify damage in the material during use. Because the sensors are very lightweight, robust, and inexpensive, they can be readily located at critical points over an entire structure. The sensors may be either integrated into the material or surface bonded. The technique will yield significant value to both military and commercial structures. The detection / inspection method utilizes small, robust piezoceramic impedance sensors in conjunction with a portable impedance analyzer. Material structural integrity, cure state of the resin system, and degradation in the material due to damage is sensed using very accurate measurement of the local dynamic response. The technique uses measurements of local dynamic response to sense changes in the mass, stiffness, or damping at the bond or joint around the bond. These measurements correlate with the structural state. With the sensors in place, the structure can be inspected quickly and easily. A single, untrained person can simply monitor a portable meter with an algorithm for determining cure, joint quality or material structural integrity changes.

Principal Investigator:

Scott Thompson
8142351586

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

ANNTRON, INC.
1440 Willowbrook Dr. Boalsburg, PA 16827

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