Application of NDE Techniques for In-Situ Inspection of Submarine Propellor Shafts

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-01-M-0170
Agency Tracking Number: N011-0906
Amount: $69,930.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2200 Mill Road, 5th Floor, Alexandria, VA, 22314
DUNS: 939944146
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth Cannon
 Senior Systems Engineer
 (202) 767-6022
 kcannon@space.nrl.navy.mil
Business Contact
 Jack Chapman
Title: President
Phone: (703) 837-8400
Email: chapmanj@pxi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Disturbances in the earth's ionosphere can affect systems that rely on trans-ionospheric RF propagation. Validated DoD needs for real-time monitoring of ionospheric weather are not being met by current remote sensing techniques. Our proposal supportsdevelopment of an ionospheric imaging instrument capable of providing realtime information on a global basis about ionospheric irregularities to improve tactical operational responses supporting surveillance, navigation, communication, missile defense, andprecision geolocation. This SBIR effort focuses on reducing the instrument's cost, mass, and volume to facilitate integration as a secondary payload on geosynchronous satellite platforms. Future deployments aboard these platforms will enable real-timeglobal monitoring of ionospheric disturbances affecting both DoD and Civil Sector systems.A successful effort would lead to production of multiple ionospheric imaging instruments as part of a global multi-platform geosynchronous real-time imaging systemfor monitoring structures and tracking irregularities within the earth's ionosphere. The system would provide real-time information to systems affected by ionospheric disturbances leading to improved surveillance, navigation, communication, missiledefense, and precision geolocation. Potential applications to private industry communication systems may also provide benefits.

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