SHIPYARD WELDING APPLICATIONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$59,027.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
3955
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
General Digital Industries Inc
7702 Governors Dr, Huntsville, AL, 35805
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
RICHARD E REEVES
(205) 837-8305
Business Contact:
() -
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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