Hull Contamination Measurement

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-12-C-4136
Agency Tracking Number: N101-066-0680
Amount: $1,749,878.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-066
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Presidential Way, Woburn, MA, 01801-1040
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Wayne Weimer
 Principal Scientist
 (781) 935-1200
Business Contact
 Amanda Contardo
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Research Institution
We propose to develop a device to identify hull surface contamination, such as lubricants and amines formed during the coating process, using a measurement technique that can be adapted to a ship construction environment. The method we have demonstrated in our Phase I program is laser light scattering, specifically standoff Raman scattering, to provide a noncontact, high-speed, accurate method of checking for and chemically identifying surface contaminants, allowing focused treatment of contaminated areas and better use of paints and coatings. This Phase II program builds upon the successful Phase I effort that demonstrated the capability to identify specific hull contaminants at a distance from a metal surface with the Companys compact Raman platform and an integrated telescope configuration. The goal of the Phase II program is to fabricate a prototype test device based on the Raman study of Phase I and, in consultation and collaboration with Navy shipyard personnel, to demonstrate the performance capabilities of the prototype to locate contaminants in a controlled laboratory environment.

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