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UNATTENDED PRECISION GRINDING PROCESS DEVELOPMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
2322
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2322
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Metcut Research Assocs Inc
11240 Cornell Park Dr Cincinnati, OH 45242
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: UNATTENDED PRECISION GRINDING PROCESS DEVELOPMENT
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE UNATTENDED PRECISION GRINDING STATION ADDRESSES A NEED FOR HIGH VOLUME, HIGH PRECISION GRINDING OF PROPULSION SYSTEM PARTS. REALIZATION OF THE UNATTENDED GRINDING STATION IS DEPENDENT UPON THE DEVELOP-MENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RELATIONSHIPS FOR ADAPTIVE CONTROL OF WHEEL-AND-WORKPIECE STIFFNESS, DAMPING, AND COMPLIANCE IN THE GRINDING PROCESS. THE MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL OF THESE PARAMETERS HAS NOT BEEN PRACTICAL TO DATE. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH GOES BEYOND FORCEADAPTIVE AND ENERGY-ADAPTIVE GRINDING. USING MOTION SENSORS AND REAL-TIME ANALYSIS OF WHEEL-WORKPIECE MACHINE DYNAMICS, THE RESEARCH SEEKS TO EFFECT ACTIVE CONTROL OF THE SPINDLE. SUCH A CONTROL CAN BE ACHIEVED IN A MAGNETIC BEARING BY ALTERING THE MAGNETIC FIELDS WHICH SUSPEND IT. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH (PHASE I) WILL IDENTIFY WHAT CONTROL ALGORITHMS AND RULES FOR THE APPLICATION OF ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE ARE APPROPRIATE FOR THE CREATION OF A HIGH PRECISION UNATTENDED GRINDING STATION. FURTHERMORE, THE SUITABILITY OF THE MAGNETIC BEARING SPINDLE WILL ALSO BE DETERMINED. A SELECTED MACHINE-TOOL BUILDER AND MAGNETIC BEARINGS INC. WILL BECOME PART OF THE TEAM.

Principal Investigator:

R Raj Aggarwal
5132715100

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Metcut Research Associates Inc
3980 Rosslyn Dr Cincinnati, OH 45209

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