Automated Tool for Reporting Aircraft Damage and Queuing and Screening Repair

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-09-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number: N072-116-0426
Amount: $789,719.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-116
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
1775 Mentor Avenue, Suite 302, Cincinnati, OH, 45212
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Sharp
 (513) 631-0579
Business Contact
 Thomas Sharp
Title: Principal
Phone: (513) 631-0579
Research Institution
The objective of this work is to address this need of knowing accurate damage location and size by developing a simple system that will allow for damage location to be accurately identified and then automatically transferred to a CAD model of a plane. This replaces a current process that consists of manually capturing damage location on a piece of clear Mylar, taking the Mylar to a workstation and then manually transferring the location to a CAD model. This is a time-consuming error prone process. Automating this process will allow us to achieve our goals of reducing the cost and time and improving the quality of repairs to composite structures and their coatings. In our Phase I we demonstrate the feasibility of this idea. The objective of the Phase II is to turn this technology into a practical solution that will seamlessly fit into existing maintenance processes.

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