Rapidly Deployable General Lighting Hardware Development (2012-468)
- Ingalls Shipbuilding
- Newport News Shipbuilding
- General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
- Bollinger Shipyards
- Tyco Electronics
- Williams Pyro, Inc.
NSRP ASE Investment: $150K
Ship’s general illumination represents a nontrivial portion of ship construction as lighting systems are installed in every compartment of a ship and the components of the system are prevalent throughout the entire fleet. Consequently, improvements in shipbuilding efficiencies as they relate to the lighting system can have profound impacts throughout the industry. The benefit of rapidly deploying lighting can have profound impacts on the build process significantly reducing the need for temporary lighting, and can be installed by personnel lacking the skills of a hookup electrician with the plug and play aspect featured in this approach.
The project objective was to derive the requirements for the Rapidly Deployable General Lighting (RDGL) system components and solicit, evaluate/down select component designs and manufacture pre-production components which are ready for qualification testing. This project succeeded in developing a concept that results in shipboard labor reduction by 90%.
Request Final Report from NSRP – Limited Distribution to authorized government agencies and NSRP ASE Program representatives