Automated Quality Control for Thermal Battery Pellets

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,829.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-08-C-7826
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-023-0160
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ENSER CORP. THE
5430 70th Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL, 33781
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
622717452
Principal Investigator:
David Harney
Director, Technology
(727) 520-1393
dharney@ensercorp.com
Business Contact:
R. Jackson
President
(727) 520-1393
rjackson@ensercorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The overall objective of this program is to develop methodologies for: automatic removal of the pellets from the press, precise measurement of the pellets (weight, thickness), calculation of density, inspection of pellets for chips and cracks, and segregation of non-compliant pellets. Automation of the above processes will ultimately lead to increased throughput with reduced cycle times. Phase I will consist of an engineering study of the various methods, designs to implement these methods, analysis features and benefits of the designs, cost analysis and timeliness to implement, and selection of the most promising approach. In Phase II, selected designs will be translated into working models and tested on a bench scale. Once the system integration/ performance issues have been identified and resolved, the design will be integrated onto a selected press and again tested. Redesign and redeployment iteration(s) will continue in order to prove in the design of choice and validate the technical approach.

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