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IN-PROCESS CONTROL OF TURNED THREADS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
17365
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17365
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Netrologic, Inc.
5080 Shorehame Pl, STE 201 San Diego, CA 92122
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: IN-PROCESS CONTROL OF TURNED THREADS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

MACHINE CUTTING OF THREADS IS A KEY STEP IN RELIABLY MANUFACTURING MANY PRODUCTS. HOWEVER, LITTLE PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE IN IMPROVING THIS PROCESS FOR DECADES DUE TO THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROCESS AND THE DIFFICULTY IN PRECISELY CONTROLLING IT. NETROLOGIC PROPOSES USING NON-LINEAR PIEZOACTUATORS CONTROLLED BY NEURAL NETS TO OBTAIN 5 ARC MINUTES ACCURACY IN POSITIONING A CUTTING TOOL. IN PHASE I NEURAL NETWORKS WILL LEARN TO CONTROL A HIGHLY NON-LINEAR SET OF PIEZO ACTUATORS AS SIMULATED ON A COMPUTER. IN PHASE II A MACHINE TOOL WILL BE INSTRUMENTED TO DEMONSTRATE THE CONCEPT IN HARDWARE. TOOL POSITIONING INFORMATION WILL BE SUPPLIED BY A LASER MEASUREMENT DEVICE ALREADY FABRICATEDAND OPERABLE.

Principal Investigator:

James R. Johnson
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Netrologic Inc
5080 Shoreham Place #201 San Diego, CA 92122

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