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Computer Controlled Bore Shaping Hone

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82320
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-341-0025
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: 2007
Title: Computer Controlled Bore Shaping Hone
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9101-07-M-0031
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The Air Force needs an automated system for honing various shapes of taper in smooth-bore tubes. We propose to develop an automatic bore hone (ABH) to meet Air Force needs. Our ABH will automatically produce required diameter profiles to tight tolerances. Bore-gage transducers measure the bore diameter. A hydraulic telescoping drive shaft deploys from a retracted length of 40 feet to a fully-deployed length of 200 feet to hone tubes up to 200 feet in length. Transducers measure the deployment of the telescoping drive shaft, and, therefore, the axial position of the honing head and bore-gage transducers. A hydraulic feed system applies a prescribed amount of honing pressure to the honing stones. A real-time active control system uses measurements of bore diameter and axial position (actual diameter profile), along with the required diameter profile, to generate command inputs of honing pressure at each axial position. In Phase I, we will demonstrate a breadboard ABH by honing a 0.015 inch taper in a 20-foot long 4-inch diameter steel tube. In Phase II, we will demonstrate a prototype ABH by honing required diameter profiles in 3.0 to 8.0 inch-diameter tubes with lengths up to 200 feet.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas S. Beck
Engineer
3608769710
dbeck23@aol.com

Business Contact:

Douglas S. Beck
President
3608769710
dbeck23@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BECK ENGINEERING
1490 Lumsden Road Port Orchard, WA 98367

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