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AUTO-SCAN: Inlet and Exhaust Damage Registration Sensor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F121-125-2144
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF121C-125
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive Suite 400 Rockville, MD 20855-2737
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: AUTO-SCAN: Inlet and Exhaust Damage Registration Sensor
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-14-C-5016
Award Amount: $3,999,815.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: Current methods for inspecting aircraft engine inlet and exhaust cavities are labor intensive and error prone. Airmen crawl into ducts looking for defects, trace suspected sites on Mylar sheets noting their position relative to cavity features, and manually enter the data into an aircraft assessment system. Technology that can reduce inspection times and eliminate sources of human error will benefit the Air Force by significantly increasing aircraft reliability and availability while reducing lifecycle maintenance costs. To address this critical need, Intelligent Automation, Inc. proposes to develop AUTO-SCAN, a damage registration sensor that will automatically characterize and register defects in the aircraft coordinate system. The Phase I effort demonstrated the feasibility of the AUTO-SCAN concept through the design, development and testing of a Phase I prototype. Phase II will develop the AUTO-SCAN system to TRL 8/MRL 6 maturity, integrate it with current aircraft health assessment systems, and validate the utility of the system via multiple user operational evaluations. BENEFIT: The key advantage of the proposed device is to automate the process of defect analysis to decrease inspection time, improve accuracy and eliminate sources of human error. This inspection technology will benefit the Air Force by significantly increasing aircraft reliability and availability while reducing lifecycle maintenance costs.

Principal Investigator:

David Handelman
Principal Scientist
(301) 294-4252
dhandelman@i-a-i.com

Business Contact:

Mark James
Director, Contracts and P
(301) 294-5221
mjames@i-a-i.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive suite 400 Rockville, MD 20855-

EIN/Tax ID: 521497192
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No