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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$149,999.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8117-14-C-0009
Agency Tracking Number:
F131-192-1357
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF131-192
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
AlphaSense, Inc.
510 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE, 19809-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
808480086
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv
Senior Scientist
(302) 998-1116
pengcheng@alphasense.net
Business Contact:
Xin Zhang
Director of Proposals and Contracts
(302) 998-1116
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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