Automated Shipboard Dishwashing System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-07-M-0093
Agency Tracking Number: N063-171-0040
Amount: $69,950.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-171
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
5750 Shier Rings Rd, P.O. Box 8013, Dublin, OH, 43016
DUNS: 001004258
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Noltimier
 PI
 (614) 652-6002
 noltimier@guildassociates.com
Business Contact
 Marcie Willem
Title: Project Administrator
Phone: (614) 653-6003
Email: marcie@guildassociates.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This study seeks to identify approaches for automating the scullery operations onboard U.S. Department of Navy ships. The objective is to reduce labor and costs associated with routine mess gear separation, scraping, washing, drying and stowage. The project team will capitalize on experience gained from earlier work performed by the University of Oklahoma and knowledge of other team members to develop strategies for reliably and predictably segregating, handling, transporting, and verifying the cleanliness of all mess gear within the space and operational limitations imposed by the ship scullery. Emphasis will be on the application of robust, proven technology to perform the materials handling and verification tasks. Guild will work jointly with one or more commercial dishwashing manufacturers to create a system that finds acceptance in the commercial as well as the military marketplace.

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