NASA SBIR 2009 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 09-1 X5.01-8105
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Composite Structures - Practical Monitoring and NDE for Composite Structures
PROPOSAL TITLE: Frequency Steered Acoustic Transducer

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Genziko Inc.
3070 Windward Plaza Ste F-275
Alpharetta, GA 30005 - 8782
(678) 297-0484

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Craig Near
craig.near@genziko.com
3070 Windward Plaza Ste F-275
Alpharetta, GA 30005 - 8782
(678) 983-3548

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 4
End: 5

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is to develop, fabricate, and characterize a novel frequency steered acoustic transducer (FSAT) for the structural health monitoring of aerospace structures for impacts, damage, and leakage. A single compact, cost effective FSAT is expected to replace high-element-count phase arrays, significantly reducing cost, weight, size, and power requirements for multiple channel data handling, wiring, electronics, and powering. FSAT will allow for permanent continuous leakage detection and localization of simple and complex structures.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will allow the structural health monitoring of impacts and leakage of numerous NASA structures including airframes, airlocks, vehicles, space structures, spaceport infrastructure, and tankage.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will allow the structural health monitoring of impacts, defects, and leakage of aerospace structures, pipelines, dams, levees, tanks, oil wells and rigs, industrial and biomedical equipment, and HVAC equipment.

NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING
Airframe
Airlocks/Environmental Interfaces
Ceramics
Composites
Launch and Flight Vehicle
Modular Interconnects
Multifunctional/Smart Materials
Sensor Webs/Distributed Sensors
Spaceport Infrastructure and Safety
Tankage


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