LASER OPTICAL INSPECTION TECHNIQUES FOR SOLID ROCKET MOTORS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 25812
Amount: $79,208.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Waterjet Technology, Inc.
21414 68th Ave. South, Kent, WA, 98032
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mr. James L. Doyle
 (206) 872-9500
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
QUEST Integrated, Inc. proposes the development of a laser-based inspection instrument for the assessment of the condition of solid propellant in a solid rocket motor. The device will consist of an intrinsically safe, noncontacting rotating head that will employ laser triangulation techniques to accurately map the inner surface of the propellant grain. Use of this device will enable the monitoring of propellant grain shape as a function of time and will permit the assessment of aging effects due to cracking, slumping, adsorption and other deleterious effects. In Phase I we will develop a conceptual design of the laser triangulation system and explore the possibility of evaluating other measures of surface condition such as surface roughness, surface reflectivity and chemical composition.

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