Hull Contamination Measurement

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$749,958.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-12-C-4136
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-066-0680
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N101-066
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Small Business Information
15 Presidential Way, Woburn, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
WayneWeimer
Principal Scientist
(781) 935-1200
wweimer@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
AmandaContardo
Contracts Administrator
(781) 935-1200
acontardo@agiltron.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
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 Company"s 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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