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Detecting Substandard, Nonconforming, Improperly Processed and Counterfeit Materiel

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Logistics Agency
Contract: SP470116M0087
Agency Tracking Number: L15C-001-0002
Amount: $149,968.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: DLA15C-001
Solicitation Number: 2015.0
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-06-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-06-26
Small Business Information
2702 Denali Street
Anchorage, AK 99503
United States
DUNS: 962192964
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Karen Bruer
 (757) 217-2726
Business Contact
 Claire Allen
Phone: (843) 414-4111
Research Institution
 Savannah River National Laboratory
 Rick Poland
Savannah River Site \N
Aiken, SC 29808
United States

 (803) 725-1998
 Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC)

"Micro-calorimetry is a Nondestructive Test (NDT) capable of detecting heat characteristics that could identify improperly processed, counterfeit, substandard, nonconforming or fake raw material prior to materials introduction into end-product production cycles. Current calorimetric technology is an extremely sensitive, expensive and time consuming process, utilizing an adiabatic or semi-adiabatic chamber for specimen placement, which is typically performed in a laboratory environment. Using the measurable properties of this existing technology, and the physics of heat transfer, we have conceptually designed a new inspection device, capable of field inspections for product compliance. Organizations implementing this new technology as part of their receipt inspection process will realize rapid, cost effective detection and identification of substandard material prior to acceptance or use. This will allow industries such as shipbuilding yards, aviation and aerospace manufacturers, organizations using additive manufacturing processes, automotive manufacturers, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Supply Chain Centers, etc., to detect and reject nonconforming material immediately. This cost saving, innovative technology can be used on any and all materials, both metal and non-metal, capable of heat transfer."

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