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Company Information:

Company Name: Variation Reduction Solutions Inc
City: Plymouth
State: MI
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.vrs-inc.com
Phone: (734) 414-0035

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $699,929.00 6
SBIR Phase II $12,497,730.00 3

Award List:

Terminally Guided Robots and Robotic Applications in Confined Spaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brett Bordyn, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,929.00
Abstract:
Variation Reduction Solutions, Inc. (VRSI) has created a partnership with Comau Pico to address the Air Force's stated desire to increase the use of robotics in aerospace manufacturing. Standard articulating arm robots are not currently in widespread use due to their inability to hold aerospace… More

Terminally Guided Robots and Robotic Applications in Confined Spaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brett Bordyn, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $3,597,730.00
Abstract:
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has a contract with Lockheed Martin to design, build, and produce the center fuselage section of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF F-35). There are three ducts which are the primary components of this section - the aft duct and two forward (inlet) ducts - right and… More

Affordable Accurate Robot Guidance (AARG)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brett Bordyn, Technical Director, Aerospace
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The field of high-precision manufacturing, especially in the aerospace industry, has traditionally required either manual processes or the use of monolithic Cartesian NC-type machines. There are many justifications for the desire to use articulated arm robots to perform these tasks. While recent… More

Aircraft Outer Mold Line (OML) Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brett Bordyn, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The initial focus of this solicitation is for the establishment of an automated affordable, accurate dimensional control of aircraft OML structures for the military aircraft production line. The Air Force is supporting the expansion of manufacturing capacity via automated metrology systems for… More

Affordable Accurate Robot Guidance (AARG)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brett Bordyn, Principal Investigator – (734) 414-0035
Award Amount: $4,800,000.00
Abstract:
The authors establish a novel metrology system capable of determining the pose of a robotically-mounted End of Arm Tool (EOAT) in Six Degrees of Freedom (6-DOF) to a capability better than True Position (TP) 0.010 in. The metrology system consists of low-cost, modular components in the form of… More

Automated Fastener Installation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Quinten Geyer, Manager - Systems Engineering – (734) 414-0035
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Saomething BENEFIT: Something

Automated Liquid Shim Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Scott Schafer, Process Engineer – (734) 637-7852
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Our team will develop a method for applying exact controlled amounts of highly viscous Liquid Shim material within established Production process specifications for aircraft structure through an automated direct mixing/dispensing application tool. Currently, liquid shim is applied using… More

Measurement of Hole Depth During Automated Drilling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brett Bordyn, Technical Director, Aerospace – (248) 245-0006
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Objective: Develop a method for measuring the depth of holes drilled through stacks of material with minimal impact to the drilling process to replace manual grip measurements. Description: Variability in the manufacturing process of aircraft skins and understructure components results… More

Automated Fastener Installation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Kleemann, Principal Investigator – (734) 320-0915
Award Amount: $4,100,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Sorting, solvent-cleaning, promoting, delivering, sealing and installing 30,000 fasteners per day is a critical task required for full-rate production of the F-35 Lightning II. These 30,000 fasteners are comprised of approximately 350 unique part numbers and each must receive one of… More