EXPERT DESIGN SYSTEM TO ASSESS DRIVE TRAIN RELIABILITY/DURABILITY IN MILITARY TRACKED VEHICLES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9240
Amount: $49,611.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Universal Technical Systems In
1220 Rock St, Rockford, IL, 61101
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 KENNETH R GITCHEL
 (815) 963-2220
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
EXPERT SYSTEMS SOFTWARE USED IN DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING OF COMMERCIAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS WILL BE APPLIED TO THE ANALYSIS OF MILITARY TRACKED VEHICLES. RESULTS OF THE ANALYSIS WILL BE COMPARED WITH DATA AVAILABLE FROM FIELD EXPERIENCE AND WHERE NECESSARY THE EXPERT SYSTEMS WILL BE MODIFIED TO SUIT THE UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS OF THE MILITARY VEHICLES. THE PROPOSED INVESTIGATION WILL ALSO DEVELOP PRELIMINARY CONCEPTS OF AN OPTIMUM DESIGN SO AS TO BE ABLE TO MINIMIZE VOLUME/WEIGHT OF DRIVE TRAINS. LASTLY THE ANALYSIS WILL REFLECT ON HOW THE PERFORMANCE OF DRIVE TRAINS WILL BE IMPACTED BY CHANGES IN THE GEOMETRY OF THE CUTTING EDGE OF THE GEAR CUTTING TOOLS. THIS CAN BE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTOR TO THE FAILURE OF AN OTHERWISE ACCEPTABLE DESIGN.

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