AN ULTRA-SENSITIVE MAGNETIC MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING CORROSION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$504,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
6311
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Quantum Design Inc.
11568 Sorrento Valley Rd - Ste, San Diego, CA, 92121
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Ronald E Sager
(619) 457-0248
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
RECENT EXPERIMENTS AT MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY HAVE SHOWN THAT A NEW NONINVASIVE TECHNIQUE FOR MONITORING THE MAGNETIC FIELDS ASSOCIATED WITH ELECTROCHEMICAL CORROSION CURRENTS CAN GIVE NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS OF CORROSION PROCESSES. HOWEVER, THE CURRENT RESEARCH IS BEING CONDUCTED ON EQUIPMENT WHICH IS POORLY SUITED TO THESE PARTICULAR MEASUREMENTS. IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MIT GROUP, WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP INSTRUMENTATION SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THESE MEASUREMENTS, WITH THE EVENTUAL GOAL OF PRODUCING A NEW LINE OF INSTRUMENTATION WHICH CAN NONINVASIVELY MEASURE LOW RATES OF CORROSION. WITH AN ANNUAL ECONOMIC COST OF ORDER $70 BILLION DUE TO CORROSION, THE BENEFITS OF IMPROVED UNDERSTANDING OF THE CORROSION PROCESS IS CLEAR.

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