NONCONTACT SMALL DIAMETER BORE GAUGE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 12876
Amount: $524,500.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Waterjet Technology Inc.
21414 - 68th Ave S, Kent, WA, 98032
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Michael Lind
 (206) 872-8500
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
CURRENT PEACEKEEPER AND SMALL ICBM GUIDANCE SYSTEMS REQUIRE TOLERANCES ON SFIR (SPECIFIC FORCE INTEGRATING RECEIVER) AND TGG (THIRD GENERATION GYRO) BORES OF 5X10(-6) INCH (125NM). CURRENTLY, THESE BORES ARE INSPECTED USING A MANUALLY LOADED AIR GAUGE. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE OPERATOR TO DAMAGE THESE PYROCERAM BORES WHILE ATTEMPTING TO MEASURE THEM. THE PART MUST THEN BE WORKED OR SCRAPPED.THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MECHANICAL LOADED, HIGHLY ACCURATE NONCONTACT SMALL DIAMETER BORE MEASURING SYSTEM IS DESIRED SINCE IT COULD SAVE MANY MANHOURS AND REDUCE THE SCRAP RATE ON VERY EXPENSIVE PARTS. FLOW RESEARCH INC., PROPOSES TO CONDUCT A PHASE I FEASIBILITY STUDY TO INVESTIGATE POSSIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A NONCONTACT MEASURING SYSTEM BASED ON THE PRINCIPLE OF OPTICAL TRIANGULATION. IF SUCCESSFUL, A PHASE II PROGRAM WILL BE DEVOTED TO FINALIZING THE DESIGN AND THEN MANUFACTURING, TESTING AND VALIDATING A FULL-SCALE PROTOTYPE MEASURING SYSTEM.

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