Wireless Sensors with Advanced Detection and Prognostic Capabilities for Corrosion Health Management

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$749,954.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N68335-06-C-0141
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-256-0104
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-256
Small Business Information
FBS, INC.
2134 Sandy Drive Suite #14, State College, PA, 16803
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
168596554
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Hay
 VP of Product Development
 (814) 234-3437
 thay@fbsworldwide.com
Business Contact
 Thomas Hay
Title: VP of Product Development
Phone: (814) 234-3437
Email: thay@fbsworldwide.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In Phase I, FBS demonstrated that its Lamb wave computed tomography technology was capable of detecting 0.001" material loss using embedded sensors on a complex aerospace component. Using an array of 16 sensors embedded on the aircraft's hidden surface, a 2-D map of material loss on the exposed surface was generated. In Phase I, standard laboratory equipment was used. The objective of Phase II work is to advance the technology so that it is compatible with structural health monitoring sensor and data acquisition requirements. This will be accomplished by considering each component from the sensor to analog-to-digital hardware. Individual components will be rethought in terms of activation power, weight penalties, and cost. The technology will also be adapted for composite structures.

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