Structural Materials, Concepts, Components and Composites

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG60-02-P-0231
Agency Tracking Number: 02-0126
Amount: $68,068.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
DUNS: 048530146
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Butler
 Lead Engineer
 (610) 362-1200
Business Contact
 David Hughes, Jr.
Title: Director of Business Oper
Phone: (610) 362-1200
Research Institution
"ACIT has studied a remotely addressed strain detection system consisting of a passive embedded sensor and a handheld detector, used in either a stationary or portable mode. This Proposal will demonstrate the utility of the strain detection system forspecific advanced composite materials used in aerospace vehicles, fulfilling a critical need to assess the mission capability of advanced composites.The system operates on the principle of an LC tank circuit with carefully balanced forces of inductance and capacitance to provide: Passive sensor - no power needed Affordability Reproducibility Sensitivity in various configurations and applications Remote nondestructive inspection.The LC tank circuits designed by ACIT will be manufactured and laminated by an industry leader in this technology, and the resultant sensors will be incorporated into advanced aerospace carbon-fiber composites by a fabricator of composites for the F-22 andF-35 Joint Strike Fighter. This strain detection system provides a new tool to monitor defects in advanced composites. Applications include production (V-22 tail section primary quality inspection, F-18/E-F post-assembly inspection), space structures (Delta program, expendablevehicles, space station), and in-service evaluations (F-18/E-F, Mark V wing skins, Eurofighter).This strain detection system provides a new tool to monitor defects in advanced composites. Application

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