Laser-scopic Approach to Identify, Remove and Clean Galvanic Couple Corrosion in Difficult to Access Areas

Period of Performance: 02/03/2014 - 11/02/2014

$150K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Physics, Materials & Applied Math Resear
1665 E. 18th Street, Suite 112 Array
Tucson, AZ 85719
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The proposed effort will investigate and develop a laser-scopic tool that will provide earlier and improved capabilities for corrosion-detection, -removal, -cleaning and -repair due to galvanic couples in hard-to-access areas, without damaging the underlying substrate or adjacent features. The key focus areas include system definition, power-delivery, mitigation/elimination of splatter and debris, and final integration/design.