Three Dimensional Imaging for Missile Damage Assessment

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,901.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-06-C-0166
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-143-1542
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
A05-143
Solicitation Number:
2005.2
Small Business Information
ANALATOM, INC.
562 Weddell Drive, Suite 4, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
064744436
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Caldwell
Senior Research Engineer
(408) 734-9392
caldwell@analatom.com
Business Contact:
Bernard Laskowski
President
(408) 734-9392
laskowski@analatom.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A three-dimensional diagnostic/prognostic imaging system that is specifically designed for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is proposed. Core to the system under development is attention to the data that is produced, and ensuring that it is optimized for the purpose of prognostics. To this aim as much attention is paid to the system that collects the data as to the algorithms that analyze the data. A family of MEMS based sensors can provide both strain and corrosion measurement in a package a few mils thick that can be embedded during the motor casing fiber winding process for missile damage assessment. The unique strain measurement sensor is capable of separately measuring pure strain as well as bending all in one sensor. This unique capability in a micro sensor allows the direct measurement of both shear faults as well as impact damage. The corrosion micro sensor is a proven design being evaluated for application on laminated structures on new weapon systems. The combination of these two measurements (strain and corrosion) can provide data during the manufacturing process to assure that the parts are free from faults.

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