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A Novel Noninvasive Microwave Sensor for Quantitative Assessment of Degree of…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
90312
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-022-0094
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AlphaSense, Inc.
510 Philadelphia Pike Wilmington, DE -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: A Novel Noninvasive Microwave Sensor for Quantitative Assessment of Degree of Sensitization in Marine Aluminum Alloys
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-M-0346
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. (AI) and the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) detail the development of a novel noninvasive microwave sensor to quantify the DoS in marine aluminum alloys. The key innovations of this proposal include the following: a) DoS quantifications based on the correlation between the surface resistivity with the microstructures of the aluminum alloys, b) measurements of the surface resistivity with highly sensitive microwave cavity perturbation technique, and c) the implementation of a compact and portable sensor system. With such innovations, the merits of the proposed sensor and its advantages over other techniques include: a) Rugged, compact and low cost, b) Sensitive for DoS quantification, c) Noninvasive, d) Real- time analysis capability, and e) Easy and safe to the operators.

Principal Investigator:

Pengcheng Lv
Senior Scientist
3022940116
pengcheng@alphasense.net

Business Contact:

Xin Zhang
President
3022940116
xin@alphasense.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

AlphaSense, Inc.
28 Hillstream Road Newark, DE 19711

EIN/Tax ID: 261422091
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Pennsylvania State University
Center for Electrochemical Sci
University Park, PA 16802
Contact: Digby MacDonald
Contact Phone: (814) 863-7772
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university