Low Cost, Portable Ultrasound Camera for Rapid Composite Inspection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$899,944.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N68335-09-C-0005
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
N072-126-0469
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-126
Small Business Information
IMPERIUM, INC.
1738 Elton Rd., Suite 218, Silver Spring, MD, 20903
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
964507834
Principal Investigator
 Marvin Lasser
 Chairman
 (301) 431-2911
 lasserm@imperiuminc.com
Business Contact
 Robert Lasser
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (301) 431-2905
Email: blasser@imperiuminc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Based on the success of the Phase I SBIR, Imperium is proposing this Phase II SBIR to build a small, portable handheld device for composite damage inspection in aircraft structures. The device will be light, battery powered, and won’t require a specialist for use. The inspector places the handheld probe up to the target in question and the device generates real time, clean subsurface imagery. This means less aircraft downtime and a better understanding of defects before they result in catastrophic failures. For this program we are collaborating with Boeing and Bell Helicopter, current users of our device. They have agreed to become commercial partners with the device that will result from the Phase II SBIR.

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