Hull Contamination Measurement

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,893.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-10-C-0060
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-066-0680
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N101-066
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Carr
Director of Raman Technol
(781) 935-1200
kcarr@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
Amanda Contardo
Contract Administrator
(781) 935-1200
acontardo@agiltron.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to develop a system to identify hull surface contamination, such as lubricants and amines formed during the coating process, using a measurement technique that can be adapted to a ship construction environment. The method we propose is laser light scattering, specifically standoff Raman scattering, to provide a noncontact, high-speed, accurate method of checking for and chemically identifying surface contaminants, allowing focused treatment of contaminated areas and better use of paints and coatings. In our program we shall develop a portable standoff scanning spectrometer that is optimized for large area detection and provides a surface evaluation that includes a Raman spectroscopic signature for localization and chemical identification of the contaminating medium for proper remediation of the hull coating.

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