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Company Information:

Company Name: X-wave Innovations, Inc.
City: Gaithersburg
State: MD
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $914,823.00 8
SBIR Phase II $300,000.00 1
STTR Phase I $204,341.00 2

Award List:

An Automated Lapping Apparatus and Process for High- Process for High-Precision Random Profile Roughness Specimen Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang – (301) 948-8351
Award Amount: $89,994.00
Abstract:
The measurement and quality control for smooth engineering surfaces are becoming more and more important in modern science and technology due to their important engineering functions and high production costs. NIST has frequently received requests for U.S. industry to provide Standard Reference… More

Early Damage State Detection in Gearbox Components Via Acoustic Emission

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: John Hopkins University
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Directory R&D – (301) 948-8351
Award Amount: $79,977.00
RI Contact: Alison Wampler
Abstract:
To meet the US Navy"s need for an innovative AE technology for extracting the true AE signal out of background noises, X-wave Innovations, Inc. (XII) and The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) propose an innovative wireless AE technology for automated detection of early stages of crack initiation… More

A Portable, Linear-Array Ultrasonic Imaging System for Rapid Inspection of Large-Area Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,874.00
Abstract:
The use of composites in aircraft manufacturing is growing dramatically. To ensure the integrity of composite structures and bonded joints, a variety of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technologies have been developed over the past three decades. Among them, the ultrasonic and acoustic based… More

Detecting Crack Nucleation/Damage Mechanisms In Sea-Based Aviation Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Director – (301) 948-8351
Award Amount: $79,995.00
Abstract:
To address the US Navy"s need for an innovative nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technique to detect the onset of crack nucleation in wet and dry corrosion environments under various stress fields and gradients. X-wave Innovations, Inc. (XII) along with Loyola University Maryland (LUM), proposes… More

A Low-Cost, Hybrid Acoustic-Ultrasonic Technique for In-situ Bondline Condition Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Director of R&D – (301) 948-8351
Award Amount: $79,992.00
Abstract:
To address the US Navy's need for an innovative nondestructive evaluation (NDE) and structural health monitoring (SHM) technique for in-situ monitoring of bondline integrity for composite structures, X-wave Innovations, Inc. (XII) and Drexel University (DU) propose a low-cost, hybrid… More

A Low-Cost Hybrid Ultrasonic-RF Sensor System for Characterization of Composite Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Directory R&D – (301) 948-8351
Award Amount: $149,971.00
Abstract:
To address the need of MDA for a NDE system for simultaneously providing feedback on the thickness and RF properties of composite, non-conductive materials in multi-layer stacks, X-wave Innovations, Inc. (XII) along with Iowa State University (ISU), proposes a low-cost, hybrid ultrasonic-RF sensor… More

An Automated Lapping Apparatus and Process for High-Precision Random Profile Roughness Specimen Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang – (301) 948-8351
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
The measurement and quality control for smooth engineering surfaces are becoming more and more important in modern science and technology due to their important engineering functions and high production costs. NIST has frequently received requests from U.S. industry to provide Standard Reference… More

Bayesian Framework Based Damage Segmentation (BFDS) with Time-Reversal Tomography (TRT) for Damage Characterization in Complex Aircraft Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: North Carolina State University
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,364.00
RI Contact: Jennifer Duan
Abstract:
To meet the NASA's need for innovative technologies that decrease turn-around time for inspections and assessments for safe operations of aircraft and spacecraft, X-wave Innovations, Inc. (XII), teaming up with Prof. Fuh-Gwo Yuan at North Carolina State University (NCSU), proposes to develop… More

High-Sensitivity, Low-Cost, Surface-Acoustic-Wave Based Microscale Thermogravimetric Analyzer for Nanoparticle Characterization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang – (301) 948-8351
Award Amount: $89,999.00
Abstract:
To meet NIST’s need for development of a new electronic system for microscale thermogravimeter nanoparticle analysis, X-wave Innovations, Inc. (XII) proposes a high-sensitivity, high-accuracy, low-cost, surface-acoustic-wave based microscale thermogravimetric analyzer (SAW-µ-TGA). The proposed… More

Hand-Held Fastener Surface Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Director R&D – (301) 948-8351
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: There is a significant need for a handheld device that can do fastener flushness measurement and countersink measurement. In this proposal, X-wave Innovations, Inc. (XII) propose a handheld, non-contact, three-dimensional (3D) measurement system (called SnapSCAN). The SnapSCAN utilizes a… More

Composite Calibration Standards Kit for Calibration of Multiple Equipment in the AF Inventory Used for Composite Nondestructive Inspection (NDI)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Director of R&D – (301) 948-8351
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
To meet the Air Force's need for composite calibration standards that could be used interchangeably for calibration of different type of NDE equipment used in the Air Force for composite NDE, X-wave Innovations, Inc. (XII) proposes an innovative methodology for developing composite NDE… More