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A Compact, Low Cost, Handheld Sensor for Non- Destructive Material Case Depth Verification

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number: N102-141-0903
Amount: $796,673.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N102-141
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-11-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
510 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE, -
DUNS: 808480086
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Pengcheng Lv
 Senior Scientist
 (302) 998-1116
Business Contact
 Xin Zhang
Title: Director of Contracts&Pr
Phone: (302) 294-0116
Research Institution
In this SBIR program, AlphaSense, Inc. teamed with the Center for Non-destructive Evaluations at Iowa State University to develop a compact, low cost handheld sensor for non-destructive material case depth verification. In phase I, we have proven the feasibility of using an alternating current potential drop (ACPD) sensor for non-destructive measurements of case depth. Phase II will be focusing on the optimization of the sensor system to improve its performance in terms of sensitivity, measurement accuracy and inspection time. Additionally, we will implement a compact, portable, relatively inexpensive and field testable prototype. Furthermore, we will develop methods to automatically extract the gear alloy type and case depths based on the measurement data.

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