Low-cost, Position Indicator for Nondestructive Inspection C-Scanning

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,620.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-05-M-0196
Award Id:
75376
Agency Tracking Number:
N054-004-0413
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
44880 Falcon Place, Suite 100, Dulles, VA, 20166
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
628066318
Principal Investigator:
ThomasHedges
Chief Technology Officer
(703) 435-5400
tmhedges@arcsecond.com
Business Contact:
BrianDaum
Chief Financial Officer
(703) 435-5400
briand@arcsecond.com
Research Institute:
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
Timothy Pratt
625 Whittemore Hall, Mail Stop 0111
Blacksburg, VA, 24061
(540) 231-6681
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Arc Second, Inc, of Dulles, Virginia, has developed a high accuracy 3-D measurement system that is ideally suited to the location of non-destructive inspection tools. The system uses small infra-red laser transmitters that create rotating fan beams, and lightweight measurement sensors that can readily be attached to any tool. The system can be used indoors or outdoors at ranges up to 50 m. At a distance of 30 m from the transmitters, the system has been demonstrated to be accurate to better than 1.0 mm RMS with stationary sensors. This accuracy significantly exceeds the accuracy of 0.1 inch (2.5 mm) requested in this proposal, over an area that is 2,500 times larger than the required 2 ft x 2 ft area. High accuracy measurements can be made at a rate of one or two per second, and at higher rates with slightly reduced accuracy.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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