Automating the Transition of Product Model Data

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-09-M-0079
Agency Tracking Number: N091-052-1674
Amount: $99,420.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N091-052
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
ATA Engineering, Inc
11995 El Camino Real, Suite 200, San Diego, CA, 92130
DUNS: 133709001
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Greg Antal
 Senior Technical Advisor
 (858) 480-2072
Business Contact
 Ronan Cunningham
Title: Senior Technical Advisor
Phone: (858) 480-2015
Research Institution
Product model data is required in different forms throughout a ship’s life cycle. Despite the development of STEP standards for the exchange of model data to support design and engineering throughout the lifecycle of a product, the portions of the standard developed for the shipbuilding industry have not been developed or implemented in a way that would allow for a comprehensive bidirectional sharing of data between all of the CAD packages involved in a shipbuilding program. Identification of relevant data, its transformation, and the validation of its accuracy has proven to be very difficult. The technology proposed here will provide an open, scalable, CAD vendor neutral, expandable framework that will enable the bi-directional transfer of product model data between shipbuilders during the design and construction life cycle phases. Existing STEP standards and commercial open source toolkits will be leveraged to the maximum extent possible to facilitate broad adoption of the technology by the shipbuilding industry. In Phase I, a prototype of the framework will be developed. Realistic test case scenarios will be used to assess the feasibility of the method, identify high risk areas, and define risk reduction strategies which will be implemented in Phase II.

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