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Nondestructive Detection of Flaws through Thick Polymers using Electromagnetic Imaging Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-23-C-0410
Agency Tracking Number: N211-062-1657
Amount: $599,995.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N211-062
Solicitation Number: 21.1
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-08-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-08-26
Small Business Information
9063 Bee Caves Road
Austin, TX 78733-1111
United States
DUNS: 625120902
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Doyle Motes
 (512) 615-4475
Business Contact
 Matthew Berry
Phone: (512) 615-4482
Research Institution

TRI Austin, Iowa State University, and AVID R&D propose to develop a real-time, high resolution, microwave frequency imaging system for the inspection of the surface of a metallic substrate under thick polymer coatings. The imaging system will use synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging algorithms to generate high resolution images from raw microwave inspection data. Polymer specimens and metal substrate specimens with surface defects will be fabricated to test the imaging system during development. Additionally, the team plans to test the system on several U.S. Navy targets of interest before delivering a fully functional prototype system to the Navy at the end of the Phase II Option II period.

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