NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 H13.02-7827
PROPOSAL TITLE: Precision Eddy Current Sensor for Nondestructive Evaluation of Spacecraft Structures

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.
169 Western Avenue West, Suite 263
Seattle, WA 98119 - 4211
(206) 402-5241

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Kenneth Miller
169 Western Ave W. Suite 263
Seattle, WA 98119 - 4211
(206) 491-4576

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Timothy Ziemba
169 Western Ave W.
Seattle, WA 98119 - 4211
(206) 582-1240

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 4

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
NDE Sensors is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
NASA develops and manufactures complex high-performance structures for space applications. In order to mitigate risk to equipment and crew, NASA needs nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques and sensors that are capable of detecting cracks and corrosion of structures when these defects reside below conducting and non-conducting surfaces. Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc. (EHT) is developing an eddy current NDE tool based their high gain integrator developed for fusion science applications. The high gain integrator sensitivity is comparable with superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDS), without the need for low temperature components. EHT proposes further evaluation and optimization to produce a NDE for NASA applications.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
NASA is the primary customer for the high gain integrator based NDE tool. A handheld version of the NDE tool could be used by ground personnel, spacecraft crew, or automated robots to evaluate structures for subsurface defects. Additionally, this system could be built into materials for in situ evaluation.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The eddy current NDE tool based on the EHT high gain integrator will have applications beyond spacecraft evaluation. EHT anticipates that this type of tool could be used for other aerospace applications including evaluation of aging commercial and military aircraft. With EHT's ability to print small, flexible coils, these probes could be inserted into hard to access locations like piping or tubing.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (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.)
Models & Simulations (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE; NDT)
Processing Methods
Simulation & Modeling

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