Dynamic Structured Light based 3-D Measurement for Aircraft Surfaces

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$738,201.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8201-04-C-0089
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-2999
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF03-282
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
KARTA TECHNOLOGIES
5555 Northwest Parkway, San Antonio, TX, 78249
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
154564306
Principal Investigator:
Jorge Alcoz
(210) 582-3340
jalcoz@karta.com
Business Contact:
G. Singh
(210) 582-3235
gpsingh@karta.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
During the first six months of the Phase I effort, Karta Technologies designed, assembled and tested a Dynamic Structured Light (DSL 3-D) prototype for three-dimensional surface measurements. This instrument has already attained the basic specifications the ALC requires for inspection of surface damage on aircraft such as the C-130. We tested the instrument with actual aircraft parts, including a large wing section and C-130 skin panels provided by the sponsor. We measured a five-foot wide aircraft surface in a total inspection time of 2 minutes between the start of the scan and the display of the reconstructed 3-D surface. At the end of Phase II we will deliver a fully fieldable instrument to Hill AFB so the ALC can incorporate it into its normal workflow.

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