Through Skin Sensor
Pinpoint Precision on the Wing – Operators like this wing-drilling
technology so much, they won’t give back the prototype. To win that
kind of customer buy-in, this one-woman team built partnerships with manufacturers
and re-engineered existing devices to meet user requests. The Through
Skin Sensor device is not only respected in the field, but it substantially
reduces reworking costs and eliminates back drilling. With future applications
to all aircraft manufacturers and military clients, this technology is
poised to grow in value.
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Users let this one-woman team know exactly what they wanted in wing-drilling
technology. Her responsiveness and resourcefulness resulted in a device
that cuts reworking costs, eliminates back drilling and improves wing
Machining of Foreplane Detail
Cutter Geometry Produces Precision – Experts in the machining field
said it was impossible. But this team ignored conventional thinking. In
a strong partnership with talented programmers, they developed innovative
cutter technology and machining processes that produce top-quality, repeatable
foreplane details on very thin sheet titanium. The high levels of scrap
generated by the previous process have been reduced to zero, with savings
for BAE SYSTEMS set to exceed $1.5 million a year.
By defying tradition, this team pioneered technology that creates reliable,
consistently repeatable foreplane details while eliminating wasteful scrap.
Their innovation is expected to save BAE SYSTEMS more than $1.5 million
Sting Ray MPO Homing Section
Improving Weapons Performance – The Sting Ray MPO Homing Section
team replaced the torpedo’s analogue electronics with a digital
solution. And the results are remarkable: increased warhead lethality,
extended in-line service life, and 10 times more acoustic intensity –
enabling operators to more easily detect quieter subs. Described by our
client as a “masterpiece,” this technology underpins a $780
million-plus production order and will strengthen our abilities in heavyweight
torpedo design and post-design contracts.
Dubbed a technological masterpiece by our client, the redesigned Sting
Ray MPO Homing Section with digital architecture delivers increased lethality,
extended in-line service life, and vastly improved sonar performance.
No wonder it underpins a production order worth more than $780 million.