Composite Airframe Damage Detection and Evaluation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,936.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0155
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-169-0597
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N093-169
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
QUEST Integrated
1012 Central Avenue South, Kent, WA, 98032
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
129867144
Principal Investigator:
Giovanni Nino
Director, Composites NDT
(253) 872-9500
GiovanniN@Qi2.com
Business Contact:
Milton Altenberg
CEO
(253) 872-9500
Altenberg1@cs.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In composite structures, some of the most critical areas susceptible to damage are inaccessible due to assembly or manufacturing procedures. In order to scan or monitor the structural integrity on those zones, a multidisciplinary approach that involves smart materials, additive manufacture, embedded systems, and wireless communications among others is proposed. Thus, a piezoelectric transducer array is deposited or placed around the region of interest and used to interrogate, on-ground or in-flight, the state of the composite structure. Then, Lamb-wave tomography and acousto-ultrasonic techniques are used to identify and localize any damage.

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