Shipboard Cardboard Preprocessing for Navy Pulpers and Incinerators

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-12-P-4095
Agency Tracking Number: N121-072-0735
Amount: $79,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-072
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
CEPEDA Associates, Inc.
11100 Decimal Dr., Louisville, KY, -
DUNS: 084274034
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eric Taylor
 Engineering Manager
 (502) 267-4945
 etaylor@cepedaassociates.com
Business Contact
 Star Dillard
Title: President
Phone: (502) 267-4945
Email: sdillard@cepedaassociates.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
CEPEDA's Shipboard Cardboard Preprocessing System utilizes modular sensing and stripping sections that ensure all tape and plastic labels are removed from the input cardboard. An innovative sensor has been conceived and tested on the bench top that can accurately distinguish tape and labels on cardboard from the bare cardboard. Testing has also demonstrated the ability to distinguish both tape and white labels on a white cardboard box. A process for stripping the tape or labels has been developed utilizing conventional tools that can remove all tape and labels with no residue while leaving the base cardboard intact for further handling. CEPEDA will build and deliver a modular prototype on Phase I that demonstrates the sensing and control system along with the stripping system. Several modules will be integrated together along with conveying and sizing equipment during Phase II in order to deliver a fully functional prototype meeting all requirements suitable for land-based testing.

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