Corrosion Identification, Removal and Cleaning of Galvanic Couples in Difficult to Access Areas

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8117-14-C-0009
Agency Tracking Number: F131-192-1357
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: AF131-192
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
AlphaSense, Inc.
510 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE, 19809-
DUNS: 808480086
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Pengcheng Lv
 Senior Scientist
 (302) 998-1116
 pengcheng@alphasense.net
Business Contact
 Xin Zhang
Title: Director of Proposals and Contracts
Phone: (302) 998-1116
Email: xin@alphasense.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. details the development of a fully integrated laser ultrasound visualization and laser ablation tool for corrosion identification, removal and cleaning. The key innovations of this proposal include the following: a) Hidden corrosion detections based on direct visualizations of the ultrasound propagation characteristics, b) Corrosion product removal using laser ablation, and c) The implementation of a fully integrated corrosion detection and removal tool. With such innovations, the merits of the proposed corrosion detection and removal tool include the following: a) Fully integrated, compact and portable, b) Capable of detecting hidden corrosions, c) Compatible with complex shapes, configurations and tight space constraints, d) High sensitivity and good spatial resolution, e) High throughput in both corrosion detection and removal, f) Controllable and no collateral damages, and g) Easy and safe to the operators.

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