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Strategy and Software Environment for Virtual Design and Nondestructive…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
57606
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
021ML-2636
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AUSTRAL ENGINEERING & SOFTWARE, INC.
408 Richland Avenue, Suite 102 Athens, OH 45701 0320
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Strategy and Software Environment for Virtual Design and Nondestructive Evaluation Prototyping
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-02-M-5216
Award Amount: $99,952.00
 

Abstract:

"Austral Engineering and Software, Inc. proposes to develop a strategy and corresponding software for integrating nondestructive evaluation models and simulations through a systems-based approach incorporating optimization-based, computer-aided designtools. Design objectives to be modeled and optimized include damage tolerance, service life, performance and cost. In Phase I, AES will study existing NDE modeling approaches, and will establish methodologies for integrating NDE models with manufacturingprocess models, design space exploration and optimization algorithms, and multidimensional visualization methods. AES will then define a strategy for virtual design and NDE prototyping that considers product, process, and inspection requirements at alllife cycle stages. Phase I will result in a limited proof-of-concept demonstration, and a complete strategy for execution in Phase II and beyond. The integrated design capability expected from Phase II will enable optimal design space exploration forproducts, manufacturing processes, and NDE methods, to be applied at various stages of a product's life cycle, from conceptual design through economic service life management. This system will allow rapid evaluation and optimization of tradeoffs amongmultiple, competing design, inspection, maintenance, damage tolerance, and life-extension objectives and alternatives. This approach will reduce development costs by minimizing the need for exp

Principal Investigator:

Enrique A. Medina
Research Engineer
9374318500
Enrique.Medina@AES.ws

Business Contact:

Daniel A. Allwine
President
7405935912
Daniel.Allwine@AES.ws
Small Business Information at Submission:

Austral Engineering & Software, Inc.
408 Richland Avenue, Suite 102 Athens, OH 45701

EIN/Tax ID: 311397923
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No