Fastener Measurement Tool

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-13-M-5056
Agency Tracking Number: F131-120-0523
Amount: $149,905.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solitcitation Year: 2013
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF131-120
Solitcitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, -
Duns: 072021041
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Kynor
 Principal Engineer
 (603) 643-3800
 dbk@creare.com
Business Contact
 Robert Kline-Schoder
Title: President
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Email: 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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