Nondestructive Evaluation of Advanced Material Substances

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 25995
Amount: $59,958.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
7001 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN, 37421
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Kevin L. Priddy
 (615) 894-4646
Business Contact
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Research Institution
The manufacture of composite materials for use as high confidence components in aircraft has resulted in a requirement for rigorous defect analysis. This proposal researches the use of neural network technology combined with Laser Ultrasonics to provide the quality assurance inspector with the capability of identifying potential defects in composite structures. Neural network technology is used to pre-process the raw ultrasonics data, determine potential defects, classify defect types, and assist the inspector in determining the suitability of a composite component or structure.

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