Process Compensated Resonance Testing for Qualification of Additively Manufactured Launch and Space Vehicle Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-19-P-0540
Agency Tracking Number: F182-073-1043
Amount: $149,486.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF182-073
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-12-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-12-20
Small Business Information
8916 Adams St. NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87113
DUNS: 800669884
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alexander Mayes
 (505) 998-7282
Business Contact
 Eric Biedermann
Phone: (505) 338-2576
Research Institution
The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV) is focused on developing qualification processes for AM components for launch and space vehicles. Among the needs AFRL/RV has identified are processes for material characterization, rapid component validation, model validation, non-destructive evaluation (NDE), and process monitoring that will reduce the cost and time to qualify AM components, processes and materials. Vibrant Corporation has been at the forefront of NDE and process monitoring development for AM applications. Vibrant proposes to address AFRL/RVs needs by combining new modeling tool development with Vibrants proven NDE and process monitoring capabilities to form a comprehensive approach to AM qualification. During the Phase I project, Vibrant will develop and demonstrate PCRT model-based capabilities for material characterization, rapid component validation and model validation. Those tools will be designed for the unique material state variations and process variables in AM. The PCRT modeling tools developed in this program will rapidly characterize material properties, validate components and validate models for AM. Vibrant will also demonstrate PCRT capabilities for high-throughput NDE and process monitoring/control for AM components.

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