Handheld IR Corrosion Detection System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$68,508.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
35955
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc.
18899 West 12 Mile Road, Lathrup Village, MI, 48076
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Steven M. Shepard, Ph.d.
 (810) 569-4960
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc. will study the feasibility of a handheld device for quantitative identification and measurement of hidden corrosion, using pulsed thermography. The device will be capable of field operation under battery power, and in confined spaces where physical access to the sample is limited. The device will be designed as an add-on to a generic IR camera, using an open architecture capable of operation with a variety of cameras. The device will mimic the operation of a handheld ultrasonic thickness gauge, in that the technician will simply point the device at the target area, and then read the result. Quantitative measurement of thickness loss due to corrosion will be accomplished by analyzing the behavior in time of each pixel in the image in response to a heat pulse.

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