Detecting Substandard, Nonconforming, Improperly Processed and Counterfeit Materiel

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Logistics Agency
Contract: SP470116M0088
Agency Tracking Number: L15C-001-0011
Amount: $149,577.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: DLA15C-001
Solicitation Number: 2015.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-06-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-03-26
Small Business Information
8330 Washington PL NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87113
DUNS: 800669884
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Eric Biedermann
 (505) 338-2576
 ebiedermann@vibrantndt.com
Business Contact
 Tammy McCarty
Phone: (505) 998-1280
Email: tmccarty@vibrantndt.com
Research Institution
 Sandia National Laboratories
 Pin Yang
 P.O. Box 5800
MS0958
Albuquerque, NM, 87106
 (505) 844-3386
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Vibrant Corporation and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) propose to apply Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) to the DLA's need for an NDI method to detect counterfeit, nonconforming and improperly processed materiel. PCRT collects and analyzes the resonance frequencies of a component to detect structural defects, characterize material, analyze population variation, monitor manufacturing processes, and monitor structural integrity of parts through their service life. Vibrant and SNL will collect samples of metallic and non-metallic components with material variation and processing variation. Vibrant will collect and analyze resonance frequencies for the samples. Frequency sensitivity to material and process variation will be quantified, and the PCRT capabilities for differentiating materials and process variation will be demonstrated. SNL will perform material characterization on the components to verify material conditions, and provide its expertise from SNL-funded work on counterfeit detection. In a proposed Phase I Option, the team will develop and demonstrate a preliminary production PCRT sort. Vibrant and SNL will conduction verification and repeatability studies on the production sort.

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