Fastener Measurement Tool

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$149,905.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-13-M-5056
Agency Tracking Number:
F131-120-0523
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF131-120
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
072021041
Principal Investigator:
David Kynor
Principal Engineer
(603) 643-3800
dbk@creare.com
Business Contact:
Robert Kline-Schoder
President
(603) 643-3800
contractsmgr@creare.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ABSTRACT: Accurate measurement of fastener profile relative to the aircraft skin is critical to ensure that aircraft meet operation specifications and to identify areas that require rework to meet tight manufacturing tolerances. Current measurement methods rely on mechanical dial indicators that struggle to provide the required accuracy, are difficult to use in tight areas, and demand a high degree of operator skill. The goal of this project is development of an automated, hand-held tool for measurement of fastener profile that is fast, easy to use, and highly accurate. Our approach relies on proven noncontact inspection technology that has been shown to provide extremely high accuracy. BENEFIT: The technology developed on this project will provide a new methodology for high speed, easy to use measurement of fastener profile in aircraft assemblies.

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