Laser Removal of Composite Coatings and Damaged Areas on Aircraft

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,382.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-12-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-100-0438
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-100
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
adapt laser systems, LLC
1218 Guinotte Ave, Kansas City, MO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
142116503
Principal Investigator:
Georg Heidelmann
President
(816) 531-7402
heidelmann@adapt-laser.com
Business Contact:
Georg Heidelmann
President
(816) 531-7402
heidelmann@adapt-laser.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
This proposal is for the development of an innovative compact and mobile laser system to safely remove coatings from composite aircraft structures. The proposed laser based system will also be capable of preparing damaged composite surface for structural bonding. The use of lasers as a surface preparation tool for structural repair is a new, but very promising application for pulsed laser systems. The proposed laser system will be a laser Class 1 system based on proven off-the-shelf technology with very compact dimensions. This allows for small area repairs (up to 500 x 500mm) directly on deployed aircraft, such as the V-22. The laser system will have multiple control features such as color recognition, shape recognition and fume extraction. The project will be approached jointly with Concurrent Technology Corporation and Patrona Corp.

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