Nondestructive Concrete Characterization System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-13-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number: A12A-013-0271
Amount: $99,404.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12a-T013
Solicitation Number: 2012.A
Small Business Information
2730 Rowland Road, Raleigh, NC, -
DUNS: 125145974
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Cesare
 Senior Scientist
 (919) 755-1012
Business Contact
 Robert Lindyberg
Title: Vice President
Phone: (919) 755-1012
Research Institution
 Duke University
 Keith Hurka-Owen
 2200 W. Main St.
Ste. 710
Durham, NC, 27705-
 (919) 681-8684
 Nonprofit college or university
With the advent of very high strength concrete, such as that manufactured by LaFarge, calculations that have been used historically to determine the explosive content needed to breach concrete structures have been compromised. As a result of this and other mission critical issues, the Army has indentified a need to develop a man-portable device capable of estimating the thickness and strength of a reinforced concrete wall or slab up to 6 feet thick. The device should be capable of measuring concrete compressive strength ranging from 3,000 psi to 30,000 psi, also be capable of locating and characterizing metal contained in the concrete whether traditional steel rebar at fixed spacing, steel mesh, or larger structural steel.

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