Fbs, Inc.

450 Rolling Ridge Drive
Bellefonte, PA 16823
http://fbsworldwide.com
20 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 29
Total Value of Awards $9.7MM
First Award Date 02/25/02
Most Recent Award Date 09/01/15

29 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF151-158
Budget: 09/01/15 - 06/01/16

ABSTRACT:The inspection requirements for the Air Force legacy fleets are becoming increasingly time-consuming. One of the driving forces of the lengthy inspection process is the inefficiency of current NDI systems in scanning very large areas due to the fact that traditional NDI systems are designed to inspect only directly beneath the probe or ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N111-057
Budget: 02/10/14 - 02/10/16

Currently available hull thickness sensors use ultrasonics and provide coverage of a single point on the hull. The sensor must then be moved over the hull while the thickness readings are monitored to detect thin areas of hull plate. These systems generally contain array type sensors; however, they are not suitable for underwater applications be...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 14-1-H13.02
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: Jing Mu

Reliable monitoring of the microcrack formation in the complex composite structure components in NASA spacecraft and launch vehicles is critical for vehicle operations. Early diagnosing and reporting vehicle capability has tremendous impact on mission readiness, safety, and life cycle cost. Microcrack formation in complex composite structure com...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-114
Budget: 07/02/13 - 07/02/15

ABSTRACT: During Phase I, FBS, Inc. developed and demonstrated a light-weight, low-power, non-thermal, ultrasound-based ice protection system for RPA wing leading edges and other metallic and composite components requiring ice protection. Low-profile, light-weight, low-power ultrasonic actuators are strategically placed inside the wing section ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N103-227
Budget: 09/10/12 - 09/10/13

The recent use of materials, such as 5xxx-series aluminum in new ships is posing new challenges in inspection for the Navy; as future performance of these materials over time is not as well known. Current state of the art off the shelf techniques have not proven to be viable options for monitoring these newly implemented materials and structures...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-114
Budget: 04/26/12 - 04/26/13

ABSTRACT: FBS proposes to develop an ultra light-weight ultrasonic guided wave deicing/anti-icing retrofittable system for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). This system will utilize a focusing/phasing technique to direct and focus energy along specified areas along the leading edge. An anti-icing approach using the actuators will also be explore...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N101-038
Budget: 08/18/11 - 08/18/12

The accumulation of ice on rotor blades while in-flight has been responsible for millions of dollars in damage and loss of life. Current blade ice protection systems are thermal-based and have very demanding power requirements and, therefore, are typically never used and in some cases permanently disabled. Further, advanced composite materials a...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N111-057
Budget: 08/12/11 - 02/12/12
PI: K. Van

An ultrasonic guided wave phased array approach is proposed for the rapid inspection of aluminum ship hulls below the waterline. With the proposed guided wave phased array technology, a centralized probe is used to steer a beam of ultrasonic energy around the hull structure, like radar. The gathered data can then be used to construct an image of...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A09-183
Budget: 06/10/11 - 06/10/13

There currently exists a need to develop new technologies for real time structural health monitoring (SHM) of composite armor panels on ground vehicles in order to inform decision makers on board or at remote locations as to the severity of damage that may occur. FBS, Inc. proposes the development of an embedded ultrasonic guided wave sensing te...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A09-173
Budget: 05/31/11 - 05/29/13

The military faces a challenge with regard to temporary bridge inspection, as most existing monitoring solutions are designed around the monitoring of permanent bridge structures. These temporary structures are now being used in semi-permanent installations and are experiencing loads and cycles far above their originally designed limits. There i...

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