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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$796,673.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-12-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-141-0903
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-141
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
AlphaSense, Inc.
510 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
808480086
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv
Senior Scientist
(302) 998-1116
pengcheng@alphasense.net
Business Contact:
Xin Zhang
Director of Contracts&Pr
(302) 294-0116
Xin@alphasense.net
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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