Atlantec Enterprise Solutions has received an SBIR Phase II contract from
the Office of Naval Research. The project, entitled Connector
Architecture for CAD and CAM Systems
is a 24-month project totaling
Based on open standards, the "Connector Architecture" will streamline
and simplify the information flow required to support production
processes. It will also facilitate collaboration between shipyards,
design agents, and subcontractors on navy and large commercial
As part of the project, Atlantec will also develop two shipbuilding CAM
applications. With Northrop Grumman (NOC)
Ship Systems Ingalls Operations and
Sandia National Laboratories, Atlantec will develop and test a
commercial version of AUTOGEN, an automated-robot-control system
developed by Sandia. Working with Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW)
Kiel Germany, Atlantec will develop and demonstrate an automatic nesting
module for shipbuilding.
"This project is a great opportunity for Atlantec to leverage our core
competencies - engineering and production in shipbuilding," said Bryan
Miller, President of Atlantec.
The SBIR Program, sponsored by various Federal agencies is the largest
source of early stage R&D funding in the U.S. for small, high tech
companies. The goal of SBIR is to spawn product development for both
defense and commercial applications.