A Low-Cost Hybrid Ultrasonic-RF Sensor System for Characterization of Composite Materials

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$149,971.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-13-C-7383
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
B122-011-0465
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA12-011
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
407 Upshire Circle, Gaithersburg, MD, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
960861958
Principal Investigator:
Dan Xiang
Directory R&D
(301) 948-8351
dxiang@x-waveinnovations.com
Business Contact:
Jennifer Duan
President
(301) 948-8351
jduan@x-waveinnovations.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
To address the need of MDA for a NDE system for simultaneously providing feedback on the thickness and RF properties of composite, non-conductive materials in multi-layer stacks, X-wave Innovations, Inc. (XII) along with Iowa State University (ISU), proposes a low-cost, hybrid ultrasonic-RF sensor (HURFS) system. The proposed HURFS approach is based on the XII-developed ultrasonic technology and ISU-developed resonant frequency technology. The enabling technology will allow the thickness and defects in multi-layer composite structures to be detected and the RF material properties of the individual layers to be identified. For the Phase I program, XII will prototype a HURFS system and demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed hybrid ultrasonic-RF sensor system. For the Phase II program, XII will focus on continued development of the improved hardware and software and re-package the design into an final prototype HURFS system that meets the specifications set forth by MDA. For the Phase III program, XII will focus on collaborating with our commercial partners to improve and package the HURFS technology into to a turnkey commercially-available system.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government