Advanced Techniques for Electrical Wire Fault

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-05-C-0191
Award Id:
75082
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-022-0993
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, 20855
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161911532
Principal Investigator:
Ericvan Doorn
Director of Sensor Technology
(301) 294-5229
evandoorn@i-a-i.com
Business Contact:
MarkJames
Contract & Proposal Manager
(301) 294-5221
mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal details a novel extension of Time Domain Reflectometry as applied to the detection and location of flaws in (aircraft) wiring systems. Our approach marries two methods commonly used for the inspection of conducting structures: TDR, and Eddy Current Testing (ECT). In many ways, TDR and ECT appear to be orthogonal methods. By combining them, key advantages of both (testing at distance for TDR, and sensitivity for ECT) are retained while avoiding some of their limitations. Our approach will not require the development of any new hardware. We will implement it on a low-cost version of TDR, which has been developed by IAI. Our TDR technology has already met several requirements in the solicitation: detection of insulation chafing, true one-sided access, and the ability to inspect active circuits.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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