Damage Identification Algorithms for Composite Structures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$672,912.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-08-C-5000
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-097-3803
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-097
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
AEROBOTIX, INC.
351-F Electronics Blvd, Huntsville, AL, 35824
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
183652341
Principal Investigator:
Kirk McLauchlin
President/Director of Eng
(256) 772-9035
kirk.mclauchlin@aerobotix.net
Business Contact:
Kirk McLauchlin
President/Director of Eng
(256) 772-9035
kirk.mclauchlin@aerobotix.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The development of a non-contact measurement system is of particular importance to implementing an automated method for thickness measurement of critical coatings on internal/external aircraft composite structures. The objective of the proposed research project is to continue development of a non-contact measurement technology and produce a fully functional prototype device for use in robotic applications. Phase I of this project demonstrated the ability of an electromagnetic radiation device to measure coating thickness. The device is relatively compact and readily mounts on a robot end effector. Phase II of this project will target refined development of the performance characteristics and accuracy of this device as well as reduced overall weight and package size. The design and configuration will be optimized for integration and use on a robotic coating application system.

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