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Compact Powerfeed Drill for Limited Access Drilling

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
78259
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N053-146-0552
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Beck Engineering
1490 Lumsden Road Port Orchard, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Compact Powerfeed Drill for Limited Access Drilling
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-06-C-0125
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

The Navy needs a compact drill with controlled powerfeed for drilling holes in limited access areas of aircraft structures. We propose to adapt technology we are developing for a compact high-speed high-power milling spindle to develop a compact powerfeed drill for the Navy. Our drill uses compact high-stiffness large-damping hydrostatic bearings which: minimize the distance from the centerline of the spindle to the top of the drill housing; minimize the overall size and weight of the drill; and provide a large amount of damping, which leads to smooth holes and long tool life. Our drill uses direct liquid-turbine drive, which can generate large torques in a compact space claim with few parts that can wear. Our drill uses a hydraulic feed system to generate required controlled thrust forces with a compact cavity size. In Phase I, we will: develop a design for a pre-prototype drill; provide a simulation of our drill machining provided F-35 part models; and demonstrate a breadboard compact powerfeed drill. In Phase II, we will build and demonstrate a prototype drill. In Phase III, we will sell our compact powerfeed drill to the government and the private sector.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas S. Beck
Engineer
3068769710
dbeck23@aol.com

Business Contact:

Douglas S. Beck
President
3068769710
dbeck23@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BECK ENGINEERING
3319 21st Ave NW Gig Harbor, WA 98335

EIN/Tax ID: 743039093
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No