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MIXED NDE TRANSDUCERS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1776
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1776
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aptech Engineering Services
Po Box 3440 Sunnyvale, CA 94088
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: MIXED NDE TRANSDUCERS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,636.00
 

Abstract:

THERE IS A NEED FOR RAPID, ACCURATE, COST-EFFECTIVE NON-DESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION (NDE) OF REUSABLE FLIGHT HARDWARE COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS AFTER EACH USE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE REACHED THE END OF THEIR USEFUL (SAFE,RELIABLE) LIFE. FLAWS AND DEFECTS WHICH INFLUENCE THIS LIFE INCLUDE CRACKS, DELAMINATIONS, VOIDS, DENSITY VARIATIONS AND ENTRAPPED MOISTURE. A VARIETY OF NDE TECHNIQUES ARE REQUIRED TO DETECT THESE DEFECTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED, TO RADIOGRAPHY, ACOUSTIC EMISSIONS, EDDY CURRENTS AND INTERFEROMETRY. THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP A COMPUTER SOFTWARE PACKAGE WHICH RECEIVES THE SIGNALS FROM SEVERAL NDE TRANSDUCERS OF DIFFERENT TYPE AND THEN INTEGRATES THESE SIGNALS TO MAXIMIZE THE INFORMATION FOR A GIVEN DEFECT. THE ABILITY TO COMBINE DIFFERENT TYPES OF NDE INFORMATION WILL SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE THE ABILITY TO DETERMINE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE DEFECT.

Principal Investigator:

Scott d. fouse
INVESTIGATOR
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aptech Imaging Inc.
795 San Antonio Road Palo Alto, CA 94303

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