Structural Sensing of Corrosion in 5XXX-Series Aluminum

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,989.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00167-11-P-0177
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N103-227-0615
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N103-227
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
835 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
043688410
Principal Investigator:
Sourav Banerjee
Director, Product Develop
(408) 745-1188
souravb@acellent.com
Business Contact:
Vindhya Narayanan
Vice President Business
(408) 745-1188
vindhya@acellent.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Acellent Technologies, Inc. (Acellent) proposes to develop a Highly sensitive Ultrasonic system consisting of Long Lasting SMART sensors (SMART HULL) utilizing Acellent"s SMART Layer technology to detect and continuously monitor corrosion damages in ship structures. The proposed system will be immensely valuable for Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) or Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), and other newer ships that are using new hull forms and structural materials such as 5XXX-series aluminum, whose physical properties and future degradation potential are not completely understood. These multilayered structures are vulnerable to hostile environmental conditions and are prone to developing pitting corrosion and other forms of corrosion. Acellent proposes that the sensors will be mounted on the inside of the hull during the manufacturing process. The primary objective will be to use minimal number of sensors with high end sensitivity of corrosion detection in 5xxx-series aluminum. The proposed Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems will be specifically designed to detect damages in multi-layered structural components (up to three layers) under harsh environmental condition. The system will be integrated with a portable hardware device which will scan the desired area of the structure couple of times a day or as specified by the user.

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