A Portable Corrosion Detector for inspecting Aircraft Structures with Complex Geometries.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0052
Agency Tracking Number: N073-174-0486
Amount: $79,953.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-174
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
67 East Evelyn Ave., Suite 3, Mountain View, CA, 94041
DUNS: 928805761
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 An-Dien Nguyen
 senior scientist
 (650) 965-7772
 a.d.nguyen@lgrinc.com
Business Contact
 Doug Baer
Title: president
Phone: (650) 965-7772
Email: d.baer@lgrinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Aging aircraft commonly suffers from several types of degradation including corrosion, cracking and lack of bonding. Severe corrosive environment of naval aircrafts results in corrosion as the fundamental reason for aging aircraft. A corrosion detection system, independent from geometrical complexities, needs to be developed to detect active corrosion. AE method can be used to detect corrosion growth on-line for periodically active corrosion or off-line for active corrosion during measurement. In this proposal, we propose to develop a hand-held detector using of state-of-the-art AE method to detect active corrosion growing on naval aircraft components. During the Phase I and Phase I Option periods of this project, we will demonstrate the feasibility of developing an AE system with optimized settings to detect active corrosion growing on naval aircraft components. The system will have a grading system as a part of analysis software.

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