Structural Sensing of Corrosion in 5XXX-Series Aluminum

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00167-11-P-0179
Agency Tracking Number:
N103-227-0702
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N103-227
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
161911532
Principal Investigator:
Dan Xiang
PM for Sensor Technologie
(301) 294-4160
dxiang@i-a-i.com
Business Contact:
Mark James
Director, Contracts and P
(301) 294-5221
mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The 5XXX-series aluminum alloys have high strength-to-weight ratios, good as-welded strength and excellent corrosion resistance. Changes in physical properties as a result of degradation processes of 5XXX-series (e.g., 5083, 5383, 5059) aluminum alloys are not completely understood. The susceptibility of 5XXX-series aluminum alloys to localized corrosion and stress corrosion cracking (SCC) can take place over time, and is accelerated under aggressive environmental, geometric, and structural conditions. In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) along with Southwest Research Institute (SWRI) proposes to develop a self-powered multi-parameter wireless smart sensor network (Wi-Corr) for real-time monitoring of the corrosion in 5XXX-series aluminum alloys in combination with environmental conditions.

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