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Hand Held High Resolution Imagin Devices for Aircraft Substructures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 36595
Amount: $99,495.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
89 Richmond St.
Raynham, MA 02767
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael Tilleman
 (508) 880-0007
Business Contact
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Research Institution

Eikos LLC will evaluate two approaches, millimeter waves and opto-acoustics, for locating edges and holes in substructure that are hidden under exterior panels and skins during aircraft assembly. These devices will work in a camera-like fashion to allow non-destructive remote imaging. Eikos has developed promising approaches to both techniques that have the potential to be low cost and easy to use tools during aircraft assembly. Both approaches will yield hand-held, high resolution, imaging devices based on inexpensive commercially available components. Both systems are based on innovative laser and nonlinear optical configurations designed by Eikos. Based on commercially available components, the Phase I prototypes will be easily assembled and tested. The most promising candidate system will be recommended for development in Phase II. This system will be further developed with the use of private-sector funding and the Fast Track Phase II program. The end of theis SBIR program will result in the delivery of a working prototype.

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