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Shipboard Dimensional Analysis Tool (SDAT)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-18-C-6503
Agency Tracking Number: N172-101-0309
Amount: $224,511.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N172-101
Solicitation Number: 2017.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-11-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-03-18
Small Business Information
862 White St, Dubuque, IA, 52001
DUNS: 159900435
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nathan Greiner
 (563) 587-8778
 nathan_greiner@designmillinc.com
Business Contact
 Rodger Willis
Phone: (843) 744-7992
Email: rodger_willis@designmillinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Shipboard Dimensional Analysis Tool (SDAT) will enable transportability assessments of candidate vehicle designs aboard Naval ships prior to prototyping. SDAT will integrate three-dimensional (3D) ship and vehicle data, enable users to place and visualize vehicles and their path within ship vehicle stowage spaces and on ramps, enable collision detection based on a user-defined clearance, assess physical fit and loading paths, take measurements, and visualize emplacement of vehicle restraints in a 3D virtual environment. The Design Mill Team (DM) will develop SDAT to accurately render surfaces in sufficient detail to enable analysis and valid conclusions by Program Office and Test organizations regarding transportability. Given a significant volume of 3D data and varied sources, integration of the data is a unique challenge the Team will overcome, as will be the ability to detect collisions. DM will incorporate unique processes to overcome these challenges. Further, DM will define error introduced and propagated in processing for simulation and incorporate it in terms of confidence bounds, i.e. a margin and corresponding degree of confidence that collisions will not occur. Finally, and importantly, commercialization focus will be on warehousing and industrial markets, and on aviation and maritime cargo shipping to optimize load planning and stowage.

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