Combat Systems Standard Foundations (2005-341A-059)
- Newport News Shipbuilding
- General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
- Bollinger Shipyards
NSRP ASE Investment: $149,366
This project leveraged the previously conducted Common Interface Pilot Project to allow shipbuilders a way in which to address the Navy’s desire to implement the latest possible communications systems and combat systems when surface ships are delivered.
The project’s goal was to reduce combat systems installation cost associated with initial equipment installation, equipment upgrades, and late technology insertion. The project focused on reducing engineering hours associated with foundation design through the utilization of Standard Foundations and analysis methods. The project further focused on standardizing components to reduce material cost as well as use of standard process methods to reduce installation cost.
The project developed a process that increases the use of stud mounted attachments in lieu of welded attachments, which will minimize grinding and welding thus reducing the most labor intensive steps of a legacy foundation installations. The project also looked at reducing the efforts required to provide back-up structure modifications when equipment upgrades are performed.
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