Technology for Shipbuilding Affordability

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-02-M-0088
Agency Tracking Number: N02-049-05
Amount: $69,300.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1419 Forest Drive, Suite 205, Annapolis, MD, 21403
DUNS: 003613515
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Rakow
 Software Support Engineer
 (410) 990-1100
Business Contact
 Bryan Miller
Title: President
Phone: (410) 990-1100
Research Institution
"The objective of our proposal is to demonstrate that a practical and affordable connector architecture can be developed to provide interoperability between leading CAD and CAM systems used in shipbuilding. The connector architecture will use available open source and Internet technology to create a flexible, efficient, and cost-effective solution. The architecture will include a toolkit that can be made available tosoftware developers and manufacturers of production equipment for integration into their proprietary systems.This project will demonstrate that product-model data from different CAD systems can produce an identical result utilizing a single CAM system. Alternatively, data from a single CAD system can produce the same result in different CAM systems. Thearchitecture will be designed so that each component is readily replaceable with a competing product.Atlantec-es, Inc. will work with Electric Boat (EB) as the participating U.S. shipyard. Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) shipyard of Kiel, Germany, one of the most advanced shipyards in Europe, has joined the team under the foreign firm cooperativeresearch and development agreement provision outlined in this Topic. The new connector architecture will provide U.S. shipyards with greater flexibility and choice in selecting CAD and CAM systems. The technology will also enable collaboration between different shipyards and/or design agents on the same project. It willalso reduc

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