AUTOMATED SEAL FLAW DETECTION

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$494,951.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1991
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
12136
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Winzen International, Inc.
12001 Network Blvd Suite 200, San Antonio, TX, 78249
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Thomas M. Lew
 Engineer
 (512) 692-7062
Business Contact
 JAMES L. RAND
Title: PRESIDENT & CEO
Phone: (512) 692-7062
Research Institution
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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