A Compact Swaging Machine for Aircraft Carrier Purchase Cable Terminals

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$935,214.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-11-C-0010
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N064-023-0009a
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-T023
Solicitation Number:
2006.
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
072021041
Principal Investigator:
Bruce Pilvelait
Principal Investigator
(603) 643-3800
brp@creare.com
Business Contact:
James Barry
President
(603) 643-3800
contractsmgr@creare.com
Research Institution:
Old Dominion University
Jerry B Robertson
4111 Monarch Way, Suite 106
Norfolk, VA, 23508-
(757) 683-5505
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
For the U.S. Navy, Creare is developing a Compact Swaging Machine (CSM) to attach arresting gear Purchase Cable terminals on ship. Our CSM utilizes three innovative features to dramatically reduce the size and weight of the swaging machine to make it usable in a shipboard environment: (1) a high pressure hydraulic system which minimizes the actuator size, (2) an efficient swaging schedule which reduces the force required to yield the terminal material, and (3) innovative machine design features to maximize the strength of the structural components. The machine is capable of up to 1,000 tons of force, is less than 3 x 4 x 7 ft. in size, and weighs less than 5,000 lbs. During Phase I we completed a trade study to evaluate the problem and potential solutions. During Phase II we completed design and analysis for a machine which meets the necessary requirements. During an initial Phase III program, we fabricated a prototype machine which will be used in subsequent qualification testing by the U.S. Navy. Under this Phase II.5 program, we propose to make refinements to the machine in preparation for qualification testing conduct life testing and reliability analyses which will support future maintenance programs, and develop software end user documentation.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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