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NAVWARS Weapons Assembly Robot System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
74945
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-199-1086
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AGILE SYSTEMS, INC.
3050 Clover Road Bethel, OH 45106
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: NAVWARS Weapons Assembly Robot System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-06-C-4110
Award Amount: $599,912.00
 

Abstract:

Opportunities exist to utilize proven robotics technology to automate the process of building air-launched ready service weapons aboard aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships. Affordable and reliable automated systems, working in concert with crew members, promise means to increase ordnance throughput rates sufficiently to support the most aggressive sortie generation rates, while significantly reducing crew workload and improving safety. In the Phase I project, Agile Systems Inc. developed a concept for a flexible, reconfigurable automation system designed to assist ordnancemen in removing bomb bodies from their pallets and missiles and other all up rounds from their shipping containers, and loading those weapons into a GBU assembly system or directly onto MHU-191/M ready service transport skids. A detailed analysis of current weapons assembly, bomb depalletizing and missile decanning operations was conducted in Phase I and concepts for the overall system and key subsystems were developed and evaluated. In Phase II, an engineering prototype of the proposed bomb and missile handling system will be built and demonstrated.

Principal Investigator:

James P. Karlen
Vice President
5137347009
jkarlen@aol.com

Business Contact:

N. J. Karlen
President
5137347009
nkarlen@adelphia.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

AGILE SYSTEMS, INC.
3050 Clover Road Bethel, OH 45106

EIN/Tax ID: 311508900
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No