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Inlet and Exhaust Damage Registration Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-12-M-5147
Agency Tracking Number: F121-125-2022
Amount: $149,542.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF121C-125
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-06-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1775 Mentor Avenue Suite 302
Cincinnati, OH -
United States
DUNS: 964730451
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Sharp
 (513) 631-0579
Business Contact
 Deirdre Larkin
Title: Office Manager
Phone: (513) 631-0579
Research Institution

ABSTRACT: The US Air Force is continuously challenged with developing capabilities to quickly and effectively assess damage inflicted on aircraft during routine training, combat, and maintenance activities. Demanding operational tempos require near real-time assessment of the aircraft"s operational status. End-of-day and end-of-week inspections are utilized to log new damages and defects on the aircraft exterior surfaces and to determine their impact to the operational status of the aircraft. This is important for identifying damage to both the aircraft structure and non-structural coatings. This proposal will build on Etegent"s experience and success developing and deploying structural damage mapping systems for the Navy and will apply this experience to non-structural coating damage mapping situations. BENEFIT: The goal of the automated damage registration system is to reduce inspection time and to improve accuracy over the current baseline trace and transfer approach. Reductions in inspection time lines will benefit the US Air Force by reducing Direct Maintenance Man-Hours per Flight Hour (DMMH/FH), ultimately reducing the overall lifecycle maintenance costs.

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