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Hole-to-Edge Measurement Tool

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F112-122-0632
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF112-122
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Hole-to-Edge Measurement Tool
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-11-M-5190
Award Amount: $149,970.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: Modern military aircraft incorporate large numbers of holes located close to part edges to save weight and maximize performance. Accurate measurement of the distance between hole centers and the edge of the part is critical to ensure that structural integrity of the aircraft is maintained. Present measurement methods are extremely time consuming and difficult to apply to large numbers of holes. The goal of this project is development of an automated hole-to-edge measurement tool that is fast, easy to use, and highly accurate. Our approach relies on proven noncontact inspection technology that provides extremely high accuracy when used for making dimensional measurements of aircraft components. BENEFIT: The technology developed on this project will provide a new methodology for high-speed, easy to use measurement of hole-to edge-distances in aircraft assemblies. Use of this technology is expected to help ensure airframe integrity while significantly reducing F-35 production time and cost.

Principal Investigator:

David B. Kynor
Principal Engineer
(603) 643-3800
dbk@creare.com

Business Contact:

James J. Barry
President
(603) 643-3800
contractsmgr@creare.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH -

EIN/Tax ID: 020259551
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No