AUTOMATED SEAL FLAW DETECTION

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$494,951.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
12136
Agency Tracking Number:
12136
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12001 Network Blvd Suite 200, San Antonio, TX, 78249
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Thomas M. Lew
Engineer
(512) 692-7062
Business Contact:
JAMES L. RAND
PRESIDENT & CEO
(512) 692-7062
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTOMATED REAL-TIME FLAW DETECTION SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING HEAT SEALS OF SCIENTIFIC BALLOONS. SEVERAL MEASUREMENT DEVICES WILL BE LABORATORY TESTED FOR THEIR ABILITY TO DISTINGUISH A FLAWED SEAL SAMPLE FROM A GOOD SEA. MEASUREMENT DEVICES UNDER CONSIDERATION ARE PASSIVE THERMAL WAVE DETECTION, THERMAL WAVE THROUGH-TRANSMISSION, AND OPTICAL THROUGH-TRANSMISSION. BASED ON THE TEST RESULTS, THE BEST METHOD FOR OUR APPLICATION WILL BE DETERMINED, THE FEASIBILITY OF FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONCEPT WILL BE ASSESSED, AND COMPONENTS FOR A PROTOTYPE SYSTEM WILL BE SPECIFIED.

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