TECH TRANSFER NEWS
Inventors": MTTC Luncheon Speakers Available
Are you an inventor? How many of us have had
an idea for a product, or a way to make things, while we were driving in the car, taking a
shower, or otherwise going about our normal business? If youve ever had a
"brainstorm" like that, have you done anything about it? Would you know what to
do about it? Would you really know if your idea has any potential? And how do you get it
to market before someone steals your great idea, or you go broke in the process?
Not only does
MTTC, through their ITAP (Innovative Technologies Assistance Program) plan help inventors
assess their product, protect it, develop it, and get good inventions to market, now the
ITAP team from MTTC is ready to tell your group how we do it. Luncheon or meeting speakers
are now available to entertain your gathering on the subject of "Idea to
Income." For more details, contact Dave Goddard at 367-2186, or Brian Daly at
MTTC Fleet Maintenance Projects
(6/1/00) The Project Status is as
Portable Chlorinator. The installation of
injection ports and other ship modifications is complete. All equipment and supplies
have been delivered to the USS CARR. Final crew training was accomplished in
December 1999. Operational tests have now commenced.
Lynx Motor Shock. This
project has been cancelled.
Exchanger Descaler. Ongoing shipboard tests have demonstrated the viability
of this process. As a result, a draft procedure and Fleet Advisory have been written and
are in circulation for comment. Modifications to the vendors procedure have been
incorporated to reduce metal loss in the heat exchanger tubes.
Door Hinge. The 1.25 million cycle operational test has been
completed. There were three clear winners. In order to expedite fleet
introduction, limited sole source procurements from each winning concept will be
conducted, with initial hardware being used to fix some especially notorious
installations. Concurrently, a competitive procurement will be staged among the
three to obtain the best price for a very large procurement to support the needs of the
entire fleet. This project is considered to
be completed successfully.
Bilge Paint Qualification. This is a
Secretary of the Navy high interest item. The USS DETROIT has been assigned
as the test ship. A supply of both Alocit and Euronavy has been procured.
Corrosion Engineering Services, Inc. is the performing contractor. NAVSEA and
MTTC have combined resources to apply both of these paint systems on DETROIT for
evaluation and comparison. Painting has been completed. The performance of these
paints will be evaluated under fleet conditions for an extended period of time.
Connector Corrosion Protection. The "Gel-in-the-Middle"clamshell
connector cover tests have led to the conclusion that this product will not meet Navy
needs. However, the Rayvolve (type N, roll-on) cover, which was also included in
this project, has shown excellent results to date. While laboratory tests are
ongoing, several were installed on the Phalanx CIWS mount on USS MCCLUSKY (FFG-41)
Shipboard technicians have used the re-entry capability and have expressed great
satisfaction with the concept.
Insulation. Operational tests were complete on USS RUSHMORE Laboratory
tests of hardened material removed from RUSHMORE are ongoing. Upon completion of these
tests, the Navy will make an acceptance decision.
Class Louvers. The test louvers on USS COOK continue to exhibit excellent
performance per SURFLANT. Based on the results to date, the Navy has funded the
coating of all louvers on ships under construction and three complete ship-sets for
operational units. This project is complete and based on strong positive Project
Office and Fleet feedback, it is considered to be a complete
Remote Valve Actuators. This
project has been modified and expanded. The original effort to test two
Tri-Tec actuators has been scaled back to one unit which was installed on USS G.
WASHINGTON. An additional actuator, manufactured by Limitorque is being procured and will
be installed on USS T. ROOSEVELT.
High Temperature Insulation. MTTC has issued a work order to BBN, Inc.
Test sections of the insulating material were installed on the USS BOXER in May 2000. At
sea test have commenced.
Distilling Plant Anti-Scale.
NAVSEA has provided a
Statement of Work and MTTC is initiating discussions with NSWC/CD/SSES, Philadelphia, PA.
Anti-Sweat Paint. NAVSEA has provided a Statement
of Work and MTTC is initiating discussions with GeoCenters, Inc.
Stratica Deck Tile.
NAVSEA has provided a statement of work and discussions with CES, Inc. have begun.
Give Us A Call
For additional news or information about opportunities involving technology
transfer, send an e-mail to:
Dick Gilbert OR Dave Goddard
367-2186; Fax (502) 367-4261