Innovative Method for Strain Sensor Calibration on Fleet Aircraft

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,987.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-08-C-0238
Award Id:
87480
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-025-1257
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
11995 El Camino Real, Suite 200, San Diego, CA, 92130
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
133709001
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Napolitano
Senior Project Engineer
(858) 480-2030
kevin.napolitano@ata-e.com
Business Contact:
Ronan Cunningham
Director, Business Development
(858) 480-2015
ronan.cunningham@ata-e.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal addresses the development of a new strain gage calibration methodology to help increase the accuracy of structural life estimation in naval aircraft. After understanding the current fatigue life testing procedures, we will develop economical and time-efficient loading mechanisms to be used to calibrate strain gages on different aircraft. To minimize potential errors, an experimental sensitivity study will be performed to maximize the consistency of the loading mechanisms. The result of the Phase I effort will be a robust design of a system that will be fully implemented in Phase II.

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