A Portable Thermal Analysis Microscope Equipped with Multiple Excitation Sources

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,450.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F09650-03-C-0035
Agency Tracking Number:
021XP-0722
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
QUEST INTEGRATED, INC.
1012 Central Avenue South, Kent, WA, 98032
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
967025214
Principal Investigator:
Robert McCullough
Chief Technology Officer
(253) 872-9500
tkli@pacbell.net
Business Contact:
Milton Altenberg
CEO
(253) 872-9500
miltona@qi2.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The development of a novel NDI technique is proposed based upon the success of the Phase I program. The technique uses a unique embodiment of transient thermography to detect disbonds and delamination flaws in boron/epoxy skins bonded to aluminumhoneycomb cores. Feasibility of the technique was clearly demonstrated under Phase I funding. In Phase II we will refine the parameters of the process to optimize it for inspection of vertical stabilizers of F-15 aircraft at the depot level. Under theproposed research we will explore the effect of operational parameter variation of our process on the applicability of the technique to other composite structures, notably graphite/epoxy and Kevlar/epoxy skins over aluminum or titanium sub-structures.Work under Phase II will include design and delivery of a dedicated system using our NDI concept for use by the U.S. Air Force in inspecting F-15 vertical stabilizers.

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