Hand-Held Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) Scanner for Composite Missile Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$147,686.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N68936-10-C-0071
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-011-0071
Solicitation Topic Code:
N101-011
Small Business Information
QUEST Integrated
1012 Central Avenue South, Kent, WA, 98032
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
129867144
Principal Investigator
 Giovanni Nino
 Director, Composites NDT
 (253) 872-9500
 GiovanniN@Qi2.com
Business Contact
 Milton Altenberg
Title: CEO
Phone: (253) 872-9500
Email: Altenberg1@cs.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In order to inspect and assess the structural integrity of highly curved composite structures, as those being introduced on the new generation of missile systems, a hand-help inspection tool is being proposed. This device will use a flexible ultrasonic array that can conform to the missile topologies and perform the inspection without couplant. Novel additive manufacturing technologies would be used to produce a light and compact device. Images of the inspected area would be available in near real time to facilitate damage assessment and can be displayed using conventional LCDs or a heads-up device. The hand-held could be used to rapidly inspect both flat and curved surfaces not only on missiles but also on rotor blades, leading edges and even composite pipeline structures.

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