Reliable Tool for Assessing Structural Integrity of Guy Wires on Tall Antenna Tower

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$69,867.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N62473-07-C-4088
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N072-128-0008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-128
Small Business Information
NDT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1726 Ellington Road, P.O.Box 637, South Windsor, CT, 06074
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
042186007
Principal Investigator
 Herbert Weischedel
 President
 (860) 644-5655
 ndttech@att.net
Business Contact
 Christa Weischedel
Title: Vice President
Phone: (860) 644-5655
Email: ndttech@att.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of the proposed Exploratory Development effort is to prove feasibility of advanced concepts for a lightweight tool for regularly inspecting the guy wires that support tall antenna towers, and to develop a design of such a tool. The tool will have one simple haul-up line and no power or data transmission lines. In particular, the tool will be lightweight, self-powered and self-recording and work reliably in the field. It will smoothly track guys of up to 3.5 inches in diameter with varying amounts of swelling in a manner that ensures high quality inspection data. The performance of the tool will not be affected by severe EMI/RFI conditions.

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