Coherix Completes Delivery of Micro ShaPix Holographic 3D Mapping System for the Naval Air Warfare Center to Understand Structural Integrity of Critical Components

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The $750,000 Phase 2 SBIR for the development of the Micro-ShaPix Holographic 3D mapping system by the Naval Air Warfare Center was awarded in July 2011. The system can position a Holographic 3D mapping probe deep into shafts as small as 1 inch inner diameter for mapping the micro corrosion of the inner walls of the shaft.

Coherix completes delivery of Micro ShaPix Holographic 3D mapping system for the Naval Air Warfare Center to understand the structural integrity of very difficult to inspect critical components such as the interior surface of an arrestor shank.

The original Phase 2 SBIR project was awarded in July 2011 and delivered in the fall of 2013. A follow-on Option was awarded in the spring of 2014 to upgrade the system performance. The upgrades just delivered to complete the project include moving to the Coherix Shark™ technology for higher speed acquisitions and processing among other performance improvements. The system leverages the ability to scale the Coherix ShaPix Holographic technology, originally developed for precision industrial metrology, into an ultra-compact probe useful in tight quarters.

With this miniaturized solution the Navy is able to minimize the turnaround time for periodic maintenance of aircraft components and ensure that these refurbished aircraft components meet the requirements for reliable and safe operation for their crew.

For companies interested in funding further development of this product for use in industrial high resolution 3D metrology for parts such as cylinder bores, Coherix is now in a position to provide the development.

Coherix designs and delivers high-speed, high-definition, 3D metrology and inspection tools for product development and the management of manufacturing processes for the precision manufacturing and semiconductor industries. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan the company has technical centers in Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Coherix products are being utilized around the world at companies such as ASE, SPIL, Marvell, BorgWarner, Ford, Honda, Allison Transmission, Chrysler, General Motors, Micron, Infineon, John Deere, Volvo Technology Transfer and Aisin among others.

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