SHIPYARD WELDING APPLICATIONS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3955
Amount: $59,027.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
General Digital Industries Inc
7702 Governors Dr, Huntsville, AL, 35805
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 RICHARD E REEVES
 (205) 837-8305
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
IN AN EFFORT TO COMPENSATE FOR THE DECLINING SKILL LEVELS OF SHIPYARD WELDERS, THIS PROGRAM RESEARCHES THE FEASIBILITY OF BUILDING AN ADAPTIVE WELD CONTROL SYSTEM USING A RULE-BASED EXPERT SYSTEM AND APPROPRIATE SENSORS. THE SHIPYARD WELDING PROCESS THAT CAN BENEFIT MOST FROM SUCH A CONTROL SYSTEM WILL BE IDENTIFIED. THE KEY DETERMINANTS OF WELD QUALITY AND THE TRANSFER FUNCTIONS THAT RELATE THEM WILL BE ESTABLISHED. A PRACTICAL MODEL OF THE WELD PROCESS AND EXPERT SYSTEM WILL BE DEVELOPED AND WILL BE USED TO PROJECT THE QUALITY, CORRECTNESS AND SPEED OF RESPONSE OF A FULLY-DEVELOPED CONTROL SYSTEM.

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