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Military Utility of Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
47804
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N001-1139
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
(DCS) DIMENSIONAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
580 Kirts Blvd, Suite 309 Troy, MI 48084
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Military Utility of Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-01-C-0289
Award Amount: $749,988.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this study has been to demonstrate that the Dimensional Management System (DMS) can be successfully used within the shipbuilding industry. The purpose of dimensional management is to improve quality and reduce rework and the overall costof ship production. By using computer simulation, the time required to generate and interpret geometric dimensioning and tolerancing scheme will be greatly reduced; the design intent of tolerance controls will be clearly communicated to the Design /Quality / Engineering / Fabrication groups resulting in greatly reduced rework and improved quality and production efficiency.The present capabilities of DCS's dimensional simulation tools are completely applicable and operational within the shipbuilding domain. These tools were used to model and analyze the assembly of a ship's double bottom blocks, and to model weld shrinkageand distortion, the principal sources of dimensional variation in shipbuilding. The potential applicability of DCS dimensional variation modeling, simulation, and analysis processes and tools is already very high within the shipbuilding industry. However,during Phase II the improvement of dimensional variation modeling capabilities associated with weld shrinkage and distortion modeling, the refinement of dimensional management processes to suit the industry, and the involvement of U.S. shipyards in thedevelopment and evaluation of these processes and tools, will greatly improve the potential applicability of dimensional management practices within the shipbuilding industry.

Principal Investigator:

Ramesh Kumar
Prog Mgr./Consulting Engr
2487860145
kumarr@3dcs.com

Business Contact:

John Mathieson
COO
2482699777
jmathieson@3dcs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

(DCS) DIMENSIONAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
580 Kirts Blvd, Suite 309 Troy, MI 48084

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