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  1. Innovative Low-cost, In-situ Consolidation Head for Complex Geometry Thermoplastic Fiber Placement

    SBC: ACCUDYNE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N08135

    Accudyne proposes a SBIR program, endorsed by Sikorsky, Cytec Engineered Materials, and NASA-LaRC, to develop a cost-effective thermoplastic automated tow placement (ATP) process and demonstrate it by fabricating and testing a complex contoured skin (Phase 1) and a CH-53K rotorcraft lower cabin or ramp skin (Phase 2). The process employs in situ consolidation, avoiding the autoclave. The targete ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Innovative Approaches to the Fabrication of Composite Rotary Wing Main Rotor Blade Spars

    SBC: ACCUDYNE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N08026

    This proposal will supply to NAVAIR and to rotorcraft manufacturing companies the emerging solution to their fabrication needs as it relates to the production of Rotor Blade Spars. The process and machine concept developed in Phase I will provide NAVAIR and the rotocraft manufacturing companies an automated solution to spar manufacturing. This will enable: • Low part manufacturing cost • High ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Generating Autoclave-Level Mechanical Properties with Out-of-Autoclave Thermoplastic Placement of Large Composite Aerospace Structures

    SBC: ACCUDYNE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: T702

    Out-of-autoclave thermoplastic tape/tow placement (TP-ATP) is nearing commercialization but suffers a moderate gap in mechanical properties compared with laminates fabricated via thermoset autoclave processing. Out-of-autoclave thermoplastic processing significantly lowers composite aerospace part costs, but the property gap must be closed. This STTR program, endorsed herein by Boeing and Cytec ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Monitoring of Arcing Condition in GMAW and Its Variants

    SBC: ADAPTIVE INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS            Topic: N08178

    This SBIR Phase I project is to prove the feasibility of an innovative weld monitoring technology. This innovative technology is characterized by (1) an innovative non-transferred arc sensor which responds to both surface conductivity and sensor-to-joint distance and can be used to monitor the joint geometry and possible surface contamination such as paint, oil, sand, etc. and (2) an innovative me ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. A Modified GMAW System for Distortion Reduction and Travel Speed Increase through Separate Heat Input and Deposition Rate Control

    SBC: ADAPTIVE INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS            Topic: N07211

    Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) is the most widely used welding process. It is also the major process used in shipbuilding. In traditional GMAW and all its modifications, the current which melts the wire is the same as the current which heats the base metal. The base metal heat input is thus proportional to the heat which melts the wire. To maintain a minimally acceptable productivity as measured by ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Sensor Torch Based Adaptive Intelligent Control for Circumferential Welding of Pipes

    SBC: ADAPTIVE INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS            Topic: N05154

    Orbital pipe welding systems are not true emulation of skilled welders who adjust welding parameters based on observation on the weld pool. This SBIR Phase II project aims at the development of commercial prototype systems which can adaptively adjust welding parameters based on an observation on the weld pool surface like a skilled welder but does not require the torch to be moved smoothly/evenly. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Physics-Based Rapid Aeroelastic Model Updating In Support Of Aircraft Flight Testing

    SBC: Advanced Dynamics, Inc.            Topic: AF073142

    The objective of the proposed research aims to develop Reduced Order Models (ROMs) (i.e. POD, HB, combined POD and HB) based upon flight data to better predict the aircraft aeroelastic response at next flight condition, e.g. higher Mach number. By incorporating flight test data and using the highest fidelity computational models in reduced order form we will obtain computational solutions that a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Gradient Transport Correction (GTC): A General Confinement Method for Better Simulation of Rotor Wake and Vortex-Dominated Flows

    SBC: Advanced Dynamics, Inc.            Topic: A210

    CFD modeling and simulation has been heavily invested in decades of manpower by a large community of researchers. However, the excessive numerical diffusion inherently caused by discretization errors plus the possibly largest/finest grid requirement for rotor wake modeling prevents CFD to be routinely used in practical engineering calculations. The proposed Gradient Transport Correction (GTC) meth ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. VABS Enabled Design Environment for Efficient High-Fidelity Composite Rotor Blade and Wing Section Design

    SBC: Advanced Dynamics, Inc.            Topic: A08022

    This SBIR aims at developing a high-fidelity, yet efficient and easy-to-use, composite rotor blade and wing section design environment to facilitate rapid and confident aeromechanics assessment during conceptual design stages. A well-known technical barrier for composite rotor blade and wing section design is the lack of an efficient, user friendly, high-fidelity design tool to realistically repre ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Integrated Variable-Fidelity Tool Set for Modeling and Simulation of Aeroservothermoelasticity-Propulsion (ASTE-P) Effects for Aerospace Vehicles Ranging From Subsonic to Hypersonic Flight

    SBC: Advanced Dynamics, Inc.            Topic: A204

    The proposed research program aims at developing a variable-fidelity software tool set for aeroservothermoelastic-propulsive (ASTE-P) modeling that can be routinely applied to the design of aerospace vehicles. The toolset can be applied to conventional vehicle types as well as hypersonic vehicles. The major issues involved in ASTE-P modeling and simulation will be significantly and extensively inv ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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