WEAR, LUBRICATION FAILURE AND PRODUCT DEFECTS AUTOMATED MACHINING IS PROPOSED.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 229
Amount: $49,125.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1983
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Physical Acoustics Corp.
743 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ, 08540
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 John M, Carlyle, Phd.
Phone: (609) 452-2510
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
WEAR, LUBRICATION FAILURE AND PRODUCT DEFECTS AUTOMATED MACHINING IS PROPOSED. THE INSTRUMENT WOULD CONTINUOUSLY MONITOR AUTOMATED METALWORKING ON LATHES, MILLING MACHINES, DRILL PRESSES AND PUNCH PRESSES, AND WOULD BE CAPABLE OF SELF-OPTIMIZING ADAPTIVE MACHINING CONTROL. A THEORETICAL BACKGROUND IS PROVIDED WHICH INDICATES THAT TOOL WEAR, LUBRICATION FAILURE AND PRODUCT DEFECTS CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY MEANS OF CHARACTERISTIC FREQUENCIES EMITTED IN THE ULTRASONIC RANGE. EXPERIMENTS ARE PROPOSED TO CONFIRM THE THEORY ESTABLISH THE LABORATORY FEASIBILITY OF THE CONCEPT AND DEFINE THE OPERATING REGIME AND SIGNAL PROCESSING CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCH AN INSTRUMENT SO THAT A PROTYPE COULD BE CONSTRUCTED.

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