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End-to-end Naval Asset Damage Detection System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0300
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-042-0486
Amount: $69,967.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T042
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-06-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-04-30
Small Business Information
2363 Calle Del Mundo
Santa Clara, CA 95054
United States
DUNS: 877452664
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Richard Black
 Principal Investigator
 (408) 565-9000
Business Contact
 Behzad Moslehi
Title: CEO/CTO
Phone: (408) 565-9004
Research Institution
 University of Florida
 Nam Ho Kim
University of Florida
United States

 (352) 846-0665
 Nonprofit College or University

IFOS will demonstrate the feasibility of a minimalistic, yet powerful, distributed network of piezoelectric actuators and ultrasonic wave detecting fiber optic Bragg grating (FBG) sensors interrogated by a high frequency parallel processing FBG interrogator together with innovative mathematical and computational algorithms to process, store and visualize (via damage index maps) massive amounts of data generated from said system to enable quantitative structural health monitoring of Naval assets (ships and aircraft). The goal is development of a complete and detailed assessment of the material or structural condition well before any visible signs of deterioration develop by using a permanently installed network of FBG sensors and actuators and interrogating them only during scheduled stops or during scheduled maintenance intervals. The initial focus will be on material state accuracy rather than computational speed. In Phase I, IFOS will develop a lab bench prototype material state awareness distributed network of sensors and actuators. In Phase II, IFOS will scale up the system to enable interrogation of structures with much greater size and with much more diverse structural details such as structural ribs, stiffeners and bulkheads as well as complex composite construction such as sandwich core or rib stiffened structures.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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