Automated Tool for Reporting Aircraft Damage and Queuing and Screening Repair

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$789,719.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N68335-09-C-0001
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
N072-116-0426
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-116
Small Business Information
Sheet Dynamics, Limited
1775 Mentor Avenue, Suite 302, Cincinnati, OH, 45212
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Sharp
 Principal
 (513) 631-0579
 tsharp@sdltd.com
Business Contact
 Thomas Sharp
Title: Principal
Phone: (513) 631-0579
Email: tsharp@sdltd.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
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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