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Hand-Held Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) Scanner for Composite Missile Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98324
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-011-0071
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-011
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
QUEST Integrated
19823 58th Place S Suite 200 Kent, WA 98032-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Hand-Held Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) Scanner for Composite Missile Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-10-C-0071
Award Amount: $79,104.00
 

Abstract:

In order to inspect and assess the structural integrity of highly curved composite structures, as those being introduced on the new generation of missile systems, a hand-help inspection tool is being proposed. This device will use a flexible ultrasonic array that can conform to the missile topologies and perform the inspection without couplant. Novel additive manufacturing technologies would be used to produce a light and compact device. Images of the inspected area would be available in near real time to facilitate damage assessment and can be displayed using conventional LCDs or a heads-up device. The hand-held could be used to rapidly inspect both flat and curved surfaces not only on missiles but also on rotor blades, leading edges and even composite pipeline structures.

Principal Investigator:

Giovanni Nino
Director, Composites NDT
2538729500
GiovanniN@Qi2.com

Business Contact:

Milton Altenberg
CEO
2538729500
Altenberg1@cs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QUEST Integrated
1012 Central Avenue South Kent, WA 98032

EIN/Tax ID: 912123590
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No