IAI Awarded U.S. Air Force Follow-on Contract to Develop NDE Technology for Landing Gear Components

ROCKVILLE, Md.—April 13, 2020Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI), a technology innovation company, announced today that it has been awarded a follow-on contract by the U.S. Air Force to continue developing non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technology for landing gear components.

In this contract, IAI will continue use of hyper-spectral imaging to find anomalies on high-strength steel and high-strength aluminum landing gear components without removing coatings. The solution will meet safe life criteria and allow for removal of faulty landing gear components to prevent catastrophic fracture. The common anomalies to be detected include corrosion, pitting, cracks, and stress corrosion cracking beneath coatings. IAI’s NDE technology will be able to identify pre-crack fatigue and allow for condition-based maintenance techniques to prevent more significant failures.

“IAI is proud to have been selected by the U.S. Air Force to continue developing advanced NDE technologies and condition-based maintenance techniques for landing gear components,” said Vikram Manikonda, President and CEO of IAI.

IAI uses data fusion to support a wide range of use cases including detection of injury in service members, worksite safety using robotic platforms, evaluation of engine components for fatigue, and performance improvement for transportation systems.


About IAI

IAI is a technology innovation company specializing in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal agencies and corporations. IAI leverages agile R&D processes, a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, and a substantial intellectual property portfolio to develop concepts into market-focused products and customer-driven solutions. IAI’s core R&D areas include: AI & Advanced Computing; Autonomy & Robotics; Healthcare Research Technologies; Modeling, Simulation & Visualization; Networks & Cyber Security; and Radar, Communications & Sensors. For more information about IAI, please visit www.i-a-i.com.

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