Hepburn and Sons Secures NSRP Award

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 25, 2019

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) has awarded Hepburn and Sons LLC with the R&D Insulated Bus Pipe (IBP) Standard Interface to Naval Electrical Equipment.

The team consist of Hepburn and Sons LLC, TEFELEN, NSWCPD, GD-Bath Iron Works, RSL Fiber, AeroNav, Staubli, FSU CAPS, KATO Engineering, Northrop Grumman Sykesville, General Atomics, Rolls Royce, ABS, ABB, DRS, and Roxtec. The NSRP investment is $1.14 million and the industry investment is $1.14 million. The duration of the project is 24 Months.

The scope of this project is to conduct research and test a common connector that will work with the majority of electrical equipment installed on board Navy ships. The final report will include a summary identifying the findings and common connector best for use with IBP while also assessing environmental factors such as shock, vibration and electromagnetic compatibility.

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