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WHEEL INSPECTOR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 6913G622C100020
Agency Tracking Number: DOT-21-FR2-008-II
Amount: $412,984.12
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 21-FR2
Solicitation Number: 6913G621QSBIR1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-09-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-09-30
Small Business Information
2175 SAMPSON AVE, STE 110
CORONA, CA 92879
United States
DUNS: 623119695
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 SIMON BOURNE
 (714) 692-1772
 ssecorp@earthlink.net
Business Contact
 SIMON BOURNE
Title: PRESIDENT
Phone: (714) 692-1772
Email: ssecorp@earthlink.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

The hand held Wheel Inspector provides the capability to measure wheel profiles, create wheel rim surface models, identify and classify defects using combined surface and image intensity data.The device uses a camera and two laser profilometers to recover the wheel profile to an accuracy of 0.00012 inches; an ultrasonic sensor provides the wheel back-to-back measurement.The device supports two modes of inspection: 1)A Snap shot mode enabling manual inspection at any accessible point on the wheel's circumference, 2)An Area of Interest Automated Survey mode which recovers a surface model of an accessible extent of the wheel's circumference under user supervision.The wheel profile data is processed to recover rim and tread inspection measures. The wheel's outer face surface model is created using an ensemble of profiles collected in the automated survey mode.A surface model is then compared to a 1:20 taper surface, the resulting surface difference model is then combined with its associated intensity image map; the combined data is used to localize defects in the surface, classify them and quantify their severity. The device features: 1) A Microsoft Surface Duo touch screen user interface, 2)A 24VDC Lithium Ion battery providing 2.2 hours of operation.

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