Pitting Corrosion Sensor and Tracker

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,923.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-14-C-0130
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-120-0861
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-120
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
835 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
043688410
Principal Investigator:
Navneet Gandhi
Project Engineer
(408) 745-1188
navneetg@acellent.com
Business Contact:
Amrita Kumar
Executive Vice President
(408) 307-4189
akumar@acellent.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Acellent Technologies is developing a system for the US Navy that incorporates innovative ways to detect and track corrosion, measure clamping force and bolt preload in bolted joints typical of aircraft structures. Many of the corrosion inspection methods currently employed in the field to inspect magnesium housings involve disassembling the components and performing a visual inspection. Apart from being time-consuming, labor intensive, cumbersome and unreliable these inspections often lead to damage of the protective coating covering the surface during disassembly. Acellent Technologies is developing an accurate, reliable integrated health monitoring system capable of detecting, locating and sizing regions of corrosion in the area being monitored. The ultimate objective of the program will be to provide the U.S. Navy with a portable Corrosion Monitoring System (CMS) capable of efficiently monitoring regions of interest for degradation, thus mitigating the hazards associated with failure of critical aircraft components. Phase I demonstrated that the capability for detection of clamping force and bolt preload using a Hybridized SMART Layer. Phase II will focus on complete system development, testing and validation in collaboration with Sikorsky Aircraft Company and the U.S. Navy.

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