Portable Active Thermographic Coating Inspection System

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502 Ayrles Ave. NW
LEESBURG , VA 20176-9813
United States
39° 7' 27.732" N, 77° 34' 30.1548" W

This proposal seeks to produce a unique thermographic coating inspection system that is customized for the inspection of bridge coatings.  The system uses active thermography where IR sources are used to provide controlled heating to a coating system.  The presence of a defect in a coating system will result in differences in heat flow, which can be imaged with an infrared camera.  An off-the-shelf embedded infrared camera module is used to create a customized system.  This system can cover a wide area and provide easy-to-interpret images.  The system is unique in that it is low-cost, low-weight, small-sized, fully-integrated, and specifically customized for coating inspection.  There are no commercial systems that provide a fully-integrated active thermographic inspection system for bridge coatings.  The proposed system is small and light-weight such that it can be deployed as a hand-held unit, on a pole-mount, or a vehicle-mast.  The system will be used to inspect bridge coating systems and will provide data in a manner that is currently not possible.  The coat and ease-of-use of the system make it usable by typical DOT personnel.  The project team has considerable experience in the bridge inspection industry and has a history of development of NDE tools for bridge inspection.

Program: 
Phase: 
Topic Code: 
091-FH2
Proposal Group ID: 
SBA Award ID: 
90016
Comments: 
Expected Results: 
First Name: 
Paul
Middle Initial: 
A
Last Name: 
Fuchs
Title: 
President
Contact Phone: 
(703) 737-3871
SBA ID: 
858 918
Woman Owned: 
N
Minority Owned: 
N
Hubzone Owned: 
N
Num of Employees: 
0
Expected Result: 
ITAR Controlled: 
N
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SBC Division: 
Manufactoring: 
Renewable Energy: 
EIN: 
541895564
DUNS: 
167503593
SBC Name: 
Fuchs Consulting Inc.
Solicitation Number: 
Solicitation Year: 
2 011
SBC Proceeds: 
0.00
Ri Proceeds: 
0.00
Third Party Proceeds: 
0.00
Occurrence: 
0
Contact Middle Initial: 
A
Contact First Name: 
Paul
Contact Last Name: 
Fuchs
Contact Title: 
President
PI Phone: 
(703) 737-3871
Agency Tracking Number: 
DTRT57-09-C-10040
Sub Phase: 
1
Small Disadvantaged Business: 
Firm Allows EDOs access to contact information?: 
Student/Faculty Owned Business: 
Woman PI: 
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged PI: 

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