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ADAPTIVE WELD CONTROL THROUGH EXPERT SYSTEM INTERPRETATION

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6727
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6727
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
International Tech Tran Inc
3 Rocky-glenn Wy Lebanon, NJ 08833
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: ADAPTIVE WELD CONTROL THROUGH EXPERT SYSTEM INTERPRETATION
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $496,571.00
 

Abstract:

AUTOMATED WELDING HAS THE POTENTIAL TO IMPROVE WELD QUALITY AND REDUCE SCRAP RATE. IF PARTS TO BE WELDED ARE ACCURATELY POSITIONED AND FITTED, NC TYPE PROCESSING CAN BE SUCCESSFULLY CARRIED OUT. THE JIGS AND FIXTURES NECESSARY TO PROVIDE THE ACCURATE POSITIONING ARE SINGLE PURPOSE AND EXPENSIVE. ADAPTIVE SENSOR CONTROLLED WELDING OFFERS THE PROMISE OF REDUCED TOOLING AND PART PREPARATION COSTS, IMPROVING THE QUALITY AND REDUCING THE SCRAP RATE OVER MANUAL OR NC WELDING. IN ADDITION, ON-LINE QC OF THE WELD CAN BE IMPLEMENTED USING THE SAME SENSORS. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A RULE BASED EXPERT SYSTEM UTILIZING MULTIPLE SENSORS AND LOOK AHEAD CAPABILITY FOR REAL TIME ADAPTIVE WELDING SHALL BE DETERMINED. APPROPRIATE SENSORS SHALL BE DEFINED BASED ON INFORMATION CONTENT AND SYNERGISM. THE FUNCTION OF THE HIGHEST INFORMATION CONTENT SENSING TECHNIQUE SHALL BE EVALUATED.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Paul Lovoi

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

International Technical Associ
2281 Calle De Luna Santa Clara, CA 95054

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