Robotic Eddy Current Condenser Inspection Equipment Capability

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$986,688.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-13-C-4538
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-059-1385
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-059
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Wolf Technical Services, Inc.
9855 Crosspoint Blvd, Suite 126, Indianapolis, IN, 46256
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
000000000
Principal Investigator:
Paul Thogersen
Project Manager
(317) 842-6075
pthogersen@wolftechnical.com
Business Contact:
Stuart Nightenhelser
CEO
(317) 842-6075
snightenhelser@wolftechnical.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The purpose of this multi-phase program is to develop an autonomous system that is capable of aligning probes for eddy current inspections on steam condensers. The system aligns the eddy current inspection probe over the appropriate condenser tube based on a provided positional information and visually signals the operator to continue with inspection following a prior obstruction detection check. The design of Wolf Technical Services Multi-Axis Autonomous Probe Manipulator (MAAPM) accomplishes these objectives while focusing on ease and safety in both operation and installation. The separable subsystems allow for compact storage and manageability as the device is setup within the confined space work area. Wolfs design approach allows one system to be used on a wide range of condenser sizes without need for modification.

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