Structural Materials, Concepts, Components and Composites

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$68,068.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
DASG60-02-P-0231
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2002
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0126
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aci Technologies, Inc.
ONE INTERNATIONAL PLAZA, SUITE 150, PHILADELPHIA, PA, 19113
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
048530146
Principal Investigator
 John Butler
 Lead Engineer
 (610) 362-1200
 jbutler@aciusa.org
Business Contact
 David Hughes, Jr.
Title: Director of Business Oper
Phone: (610) 362-1200
Email: dhughes@aciusa.org
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"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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