Ultrasound Camera for Rapid, Simple NDE of Rotor Blade Assemblies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-07-C-0481
Agency Tracking Number: N072-118-0567
Amount: $149,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-118
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
1738 Elton Rd., Suite 218, Silver Spring, MD, 20903
DUNS: 964507834
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Marvin Lasser
 (301) 431-2911
Business Contact
 Bob Lasser
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (301) 431-2905
Email: blasser@imperiuminc.com
Research Institution
The available tools to detect skin to core disbonds are both difficult to use and require extensive training. Complex waveforms must often be interpreted. We are proposing a small, portable, low cost ultrasound camera for in-service inspection of honeycomb rotor blades for skin to core disbonds. The basis of our technique is a two dimensional imaging array which generates real time C-scan images of defects in materials. The key advantage of this system is the simplicity of the technique. Therefore, a non-specialized inspector can easily be trained to find small defects in these structures.

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