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Fixture Design Tool with Enhanced Input/Output Interface Capability and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73240
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-259-3507
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VIRTUAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, LLC
310 NE 28th Street, Suite 201 Oklahoma City, OK 73105-2837
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Fixture Design Tool with Enhanced Input/Output Interface Capability and Internal Graphical Correlation/Reconciliation Of Engineering Data
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8103-05-C-0190
Award Amount: $99,173.00
 

Abstract:

Aging fleets, increased mission demands, shrinking sources, and declining technical skills are driving the United States Air Force to evaluate better methods to obtain repair parts for its depot sustainment mission. One promising solution is organic manufacturing of critically needed assets when commercial sources are not economically or timely available. This solution typically requires reverse engineering of parts, fixturing, and processes. The time and cost to design and correctly build the needed fixtures, jigs, and assembly aids are seriously limiting factors to the broad depot mission. This project develops a Manufacturing Technology System for automating and speeding the design and manufacturing process. Innovative technology coupled with standardized design methodologies developed from the best design concepts from senior engineers provide a productivity leveraging tool interfacing to the designer to his world. Multi-view graphical packages facilitate data manipulation and speeds design. Re-useable design libraries and fixture family rule sets increase the designer's quality and productivity. Innovative technology permits productivity improving interface with third party systems and software. Highly flexible, user changeable features give the designer rapid adaptability of historical designs and changing manufacturing conditions. An electronic "decision aid" for the fixture design engineer is the final product of Phase II initiative.

Principal Investigator:

Dennis Paul
Director of Engineerng
4055241177
dpaul@vts-llc.com

Business Contact:

Bobby Pearce
COO / VP of Operations
4055241177
bpearce@vts-llc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

VIRTUAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, LLC
310 NE 28th Street, Suite 201 Oklahoma City, OK 73105

EIN/Tax ID: 470902183
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No