IN THIS RESEARCH WE WILL BE USING OPTICAL TECHNIQUES TO MEASURE THE PLASTIC STRAIN IN METALLURGICAL SAMPLES OF VARYING COMPOSITION (BRASS, STEEL, ALUMINUM).

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$35,000.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2695
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Westech Research & Development
4540 N Rocky Creek Cir, 7, Tucson, AZ, 85715
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
RICHARD ZITO PHD
OWNER
(602) 299-0970
Business Contact:
(602) 299-0970
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
IN THIS RESEARCH WE WILL BE USING OPTICAL TECHNIQUES TO MEASURE THE PLASTIC STRAIN IN METALLURGICAL SAMPLES OF VARYING COMPOSITION (BRASS, STEEL, ALUMINUM). THIS TYPE OF TECHNIQUE HAS SEVERAL UNIQUE ADVANTAGES. SINCE LIGHT BEAMS ARE NOT EFFECTED BY HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS, IT IS POSSIBLE TO MAKE MEASUREMENTS UNDER CONDITIONS OF HIGH TEMPERATURES OR HIGH RADIATION LEVELS. THESE CONDITIONS WOULD AFFECT CONVENTIONAL STRAIN GUAGES. FURTHERMORE, MEASUREMENTS MAY BE MADE REMOTELY BY "COMPUTER VISION" TECHNIQUES. THIS HAS THE ADVANTAGE OF SPEED, ACCURACY, THOROUGHNESS OF INSPECTION, AND SAFETY FOR PERSONNEL.

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