Data Fusion of Eddy Current, Ultrasonic, and Radiographic Data

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-M-5217
Agency Tracking Number: F061-079-2338
Amount: $99,869.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-079
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
SHEET DYNAMICS, LIMITED
1775 Mentor Avenue, Suite 302, Cincinnati, OH, 45212
DUNS: 964730451
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Sharp
 Principal
 (513) 631-0579
 tsharp@sdltd.com
Business Contact
 Thomas Sharp
Title: Principal
Phone: (513) 631-0579
Email: tsharp@sdltd.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
AbstractNondestructive Evaluation and Inspection (NDE/I) methods, procedures, and enabling technologies generally provide means to nondestructively scan, image, sense, or otherwise evaluate characteristics of, or detect minute flaws/defects in, materials and/or component parts. These capabilities have become essential to help assure structural and functional integrity, safety, and cost effective sustainment of Air Force systems, during both initial manufacture and operational service. As the average age of planes in a fleet rises, sometimes to beyond the design life, the importance of using NDE/I to detect structural damage before it advances to structural failure is increasing. The long term vision of this proposal is the development of a scalable, extensible suite of software tools to capture, review and archive depot level NDI data. Furthermore, this suite should leverage non-proprietary standard data formats for information storage and transmittal to insure that the Air Force is not locked into a proprietary solution

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