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Nondestructive Inspection Technique Capable of Detecting and Characterizing…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98659
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-143-0630
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-143
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Bercli
2614 McGee Avenue Berkeley, CA 94703
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Nondestructive Inspection Technique Capable of Detecting and Characterizing Bridging
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0554
Award Amount: $74,806.00
 

Abstract:

BERCLI Corp. and partners United Technologies Research Corp. and Marietta NDT Inc. propose an integrated inspection system comprised of custom phased-array probes, self-aligning mechanical fixturing to ensure proper alignment of the probes at all measurement points, a mechanical scanner suitable for use with both manual and automated inspection systems, and an M2M controller that allows the use of advanced phased-array techniques. These advances include flexible probes that conform to contoured surfaces, focal methods for high-resolution imaging and self-adaptive focusing techniques that allow the focal laws to be modified on the fly. The ultimate goal of the project is to deliver a fully integrated, nondestructive inspection (NDI) system for complex structures, including large contoured composite parts with tight radii. The aim of Phase 1 work is to demonstrate the technical feasibility of using advanced phased-array techniques with customized probes to meet the Navy's specifications for defect detection and sizing, data visualization, and ease of use. For inspection of rotor blades and other composite parts, this requires optimization of the probes and inspection strategy to maximize resolution and maintain consistent resolution throughout the part.

Principal Investigator:

Deborah Hopkins
CEO
5107178859
deborah@bercli.net

Business Contact:

Guillaume Neau
CTO, CFO
5102921290
guillaume@bercli.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Bercli
2614 McGee Avenue Berkeley, CA 94703

EIN/Tax ID: 201461771
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No