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TECHNIQUE

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3525
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3525
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADC Acquisition Co. dba Automated Dynami
407 Front Street Schenectady, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: TECHNIQUE
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $40,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE FEASIBILITY OF USING A ROBOTIC SYSTEM TO FILAMENT WIND COMPLEX SHAPES WITH ADVANCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS IS EXAMINED. COMMERCIALLY AVAILABEL FILAMENT WINDING MACHINES ARE EXPENSIVE AND LIMITE-SYMMETRIC FAMILIES OF SHAPES. THEY REQUIRE THE MANDREL (WRAPPING FORM) TO ROTATE AS A MEANS OF DISPENSING THE FILAMENT. AN EFFICIENT, COST-EFFECTIVE WAY TOWIND COMPLEX SHAPES IS TO MOUNT THE FORM TO A BASE AND USE A ROBOTIC MANIPULATOR IN INDEX A WINDING MECHANISM, IN A PRESCRIBED PATTERN, AROUND THE FORM. THE PROGRAM OBJECTIVES ARE: (1) TO CREATE A ROBOT FILAMENT WINDING WORKCELL, INCORPORATING AN INTELLIGENT WINDING MECHANISM AND ASSOCIATED C CONTROLLER; (2) DEVELOP SOFTWARE TO WIND GENERIC SHAPES USING ALGORITHMS THAT MAP THREE-DIMENSIONAL CURVE FUNCTIONS INTO TWO DIMENSIONS AND ROBOTIC INDEXING MOTIONS: AND (3) TO DEMONSTRATE THE PROCESS TO NSF REPRESENTATIVES. THIS PROGRAM WILL ALLOW THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR TO USE PROPRIETARY HARDWARE TO DEVELOP ROBOTIC WINDING OF COMPLEX SHAPED STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS. THIS SPECIFIC PROPOSAL WILL ESTABLISH THE CAPABILITY OF ROBOTIC WINDING IN A PRACTICAL APPLICATION. FUTURE RESEARCH EFFORTS WILL BUILD ON THE FOUNDATION ACHIEVED IN THIS PROGRAM AND CREATE A GENERIC WINDING SYSTEM FOR 3 DIMENSIONAL COMPLEX SHAPES, AT A SIGN ICANTLY LESS THAN CURRENT WINDING SYSTEMS. THE POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATION AS DESCRIBED BY THE AWARDEE: THE AEROSPACE, AIRCRAFT, AND AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY ARE AMONG KEY AMERICAN INDUSTRIES SEEKING INNOVATIVE WAYS TO USE STRONG, LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITE MATERIALS. ALSO INCLUDED WOULD BE THE CORROSION RESISTANT PRODUCTS MARKET AND ENTIRE PLASTICS INDUSTRY. DEVELOPMENT OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS WILL DEFRAYMATERIAL AND MANUFACTURING COSTS, IMPROVE PRODUCT PERFORMANCE, AND HELP THE US MAINTAIN A COMPETITIVE EDGE.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Kenneth B. Bubeck
President
5182838822
Small Business Information at Submission:

Automated Dynamics Corp
105 Jordan Rd Troy, NY 12180

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