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Shipboard Dimensional Analysis Tool (SDAT)
Phone: (563) 587-8778
Phone: (843) 744-7992
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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