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Automated Weapons Assembly and Missile De-canning System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
74945
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-199-1086
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AGILE SYSTEMS, INC.
3050 Clover Road Bethel, OH 45106
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Automated Weapons Assembly and Missile De-canning System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-05-C-4132
Award Amount: $99,983.00
 

Abstract:

Opportunities exist today to utilize proven robotics technology to automate the process of building air-launched ready service weapons aboard aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships. Affordable and reliable automated systems, working in concert with crew members, promise means to increase ordnance throughput rates sufficiently to support the most aggressive sortie generation rates, while significantly reducing crew workload and improving safety. Two flexible, reconfigurable automation systems are proposed to perform different, but related functions: First, a work cell will be developed that is capable of assisting ordnancemen in the assembly of bomb-based ordnance, including MK-80 and BLU-series gravity bombs and precision-guided munitions such as the JDAM and Paveway. Second, a work cell will be developed that is capable of removing missiles and other all up rounds from their shipping containers and loading MHU-191 transport skids automatically. In Phase I, a detailed analysis of current weapons assembly and de-canning operations will be conducted and a concept for the overall system and key subsystems will be developed and evaluated. In Phase II, an engineering prototype of a JDAM assembly system will be built and demonstrated.

Principal Investigator:

James P. Karlen
VP
5137347009
jkarlen@aol.com

Business Contact:

Nancy Karlen
President
5137347009
nkarlen@adelphia.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

AGILE SYSTEMS, INC.
3050 Clover Road Bethel, OH 45106

EIN/Tax ID: 311508900
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No