Ship Cable Management (2012-435)
- Newport News Shipbuilding
- Technosoft, Inc.
January 2012 - December 2013
NSRP ASE Investment: $2.6M
Industry Investment: $2.6M
To adapt, enhance, customize and deploy a cable management system suitable for ship design and manufacturing programs in order to reduce cost and time for validation of cable layout design, creation of wiring and signal schematics, generation of production work packages, hanger and cable installation progress management, and the generation of test procedures.
This project focuses on the adaptation, enhancement, and customization of wiring application software applicable to ship programs in order to reduce cost and time for validation of cable layout design, creation of wiring and signal schematics, generation of production work packages, hanger and cable installation progress management, and the generation of test procedures. This proposal builds upon a proven wiring and cable management solution (AMWire, a product of TechnoSoft Inc.) successfully deployed on military aircraft, and applies the same basic approach to a complex ship design with the potential to save a net 139 million dollars over the next seven years if implemented on all programs in the Navy’s shipbuilding plan. The project includes pilot implementation on five ship systems of the CVN 78 GERALD R. FORD Class Aircraft Carrier.
The proposed enhancements and customization will result in a software package with a custom feature-based environment which is easy to use and applicable to a broad spectrum of U.S. Navy ship programs, commercial ships, and offshore platforms. While the resulting application software is applicable to nearly every type of manned vessel, the greatest benefits are realized on large, highly sophisticated vessels with technologically advanced shipboard systems such as aircraft carriers, large and small surface combatants, attack and guided missile submarines, ballistic missile submarines, amphibious warfare ships, and combat logistics force vessels.
Newport News Shipbuilding plans to transition the technology by presenting and releasing technical papers in annual professional society conferences, providing periodic reports to NSRP technology panels, and holding two industry workshops, one in 2012 and 2013. TechnoSoft plans to transfer the project planned enhancement and development as part of future AMWire releases. This resulting environment as integrated within the AMWire application will be made available to other shipyards for licensing. Further customizations to adapt the environment to other programs or systems can be performed by TechnoSoft. TechnoSoft currently employs a development team that supports customizations of various applications that have been developed and deployed on its AMFrame product.
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Point of Contact:
William Boze, Newport News Shipbuilding