NASA SBIR 2009 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 09-1 X5.01-8657
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Composite Structures - Practical Monitoring and NDE for Composite Structures
PROPOSAL TITLE: Handheld Nonlinear Detection of Delamination and Intrusion Faults in Composites

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
LEEOAT Company
2631 Colibri Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92009 - 4304
(760) 431-8180

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Eli Wiener-Avnear
leeoat@worldnet.att.net
2631 Colibri Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92009 - 4304
(760) 438-1439

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 5
End: 6

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
In Phase I of the SBIR program, LEEOAT Company will develop a hand-held high-resolution ultrasonic nonlinear imager for
non-destructive inspection (NDI) of delamination and intrusion faults in composite structures. We will reduce-to-practice the
innovation by conducting experiments on composite structures with calibrated faults. Additionally, we will design as well as
theoretically simulate the imaging NDI system. Finally, we will estimate the cost/effort for the fabrication and testing of the portable
cost-effective NDI prototype to be executed in Phase II of the program.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The development of the portable cost-effective ultrasonic nondestructive inspection methodology and imager for the detection of
delamination and faults in composites, will open a wide window of commercial opportunities for NASA maintenance and mission
ready applications, as well as for high technology manufacturing quality control of NASA components.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The development of the portable cost-effective ultrasonic nondestructive inspection methodology and imager for the detection of
delamination and faults in composites, will open a wide window of commercial opportunities in civilian aviation diagnostic
applications, as well as for high technology manufacturing quality control. Additionally, the imaging technology will be used for
medical imaging.

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