THERE IS AN ABSOLUTE NEED TO FIND BETTER METHODS FOR SPOOL TO SYSTEM TRANSFER OF CABLE, ROPE AND ARRAYS.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4280
Amount: $49,770.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 BERNARD BISHOP
 (312) 823-2300
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Abstract
THERE IS AN ABSOLUTE NEED TO FIND BETTER METHODS FOR SPOOL TO SYSTEM TRANSFER OF CABLE, ROPE AND ARRAYS. PRESENT METHODS USED ARE MANUAL OR MAKESHIFT. THIS IS PARTIALLY DUE TO THE LARGE VARIETY OF FIELD CIRCUMSTANCES AND THE STATE OF THE ART DESIGN OF LOW SPEED, HIGH TORQUE SYSTEMS. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM STUDY WILL FILL THE NEEDS OF MOST CABLE TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS. IT IS AN AUTOMATIC SYSTEM THAT SENSES AND CONTROLS MECHANICALLY, THEREBY ELIMINATING UNCONTROLLABLES SUCH AS TEMPERATURE. IT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED OF AN EXPERIENCED OR SKILLED OPERATOR BUT OFFERS THE INDICATION NECESSARY FOR HIS CONTROL DECISION. IT WILL SOLVE MANY OF THE DOCK LOADING AND ALIGNMENT PROBLEMS AND ACCOMODATES A WIDE RANGE OF SHIPPING SPOOL SIZES. MOST IMPORTANTLY, IT WILL MAINTAIN A BALANCE OF THE SPEED/TORQUE RATIO FOR DIAMETRAL CHANGES INCLUDING LEVEL WIND ERROR. PHASE I INVESTIGATION IS TO DEFINE SYSTEM CONFIGURATION AND TEST/EVALUATE THE SENSOR FEEDBACK CONTROL SYSTEM FOR INERTIAL RESPONSE. THIS WILL BE A REALTIME ENGINEERED HARDWARE MODEL TO QUALIFY INERTIAL REACTION TIME.

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