CIWS Cam Pin
Problem: Failure of a small part in the ammunition
handling system can lead to a complete catastrophic system failure. This failure mode is a
leading contributor to the system unreliability.
Solution: MTTC, working with the Navy and equipment
manufacturer (General Dynamics), will analyze the root cause, redesign the part and
produce several concept parts for system tests.
Minimum 15 Year:
Fleet Impact: It is
estimated that correction of this problem will prevent at least 10 system failures per
year. Each failure requires a large number of parts and expenditure time to correct.
design effort and drawings for the bushing, shaft and scoop disc
modifications are complete. The structural analyses of both existing
and new designs are complete. Two sets of prototype parts are being
fabricated. Initial testing will be conducted at the test range at
General Dynamics, Burlington. Delivery to the Navy is expected in June, 2002.
Phalanx CIWS systems in U.S.Navy Foreign Military Sales Customers.