Third Wave Systems, Inc.

6475 City West Parkway
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
http://www.thirdwavesys.com
35 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 28
Total Value of Awards $12.6MM
First Award Date 04/11/01
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/15

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Stephenson Dr. David A. Stephenson 3
Marusich Dr. Troy D. Marusich 24 Message
Arthur Cory Arthur 2 Message
Ferris Lisa Ferris 1 Message

28 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF151-136
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15

ABSTRACT:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project, Modeling Tools for the Machining of Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs), will develop and demonstrate the feasibility of physics-based modeling tools applied to the machining of ceramic matrix composites (CMC) the Air Force needs to machine critical CMC turbine components faster, mor...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N102-122
Budget: 02/13/12 - 02/14/14

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project, Gear Hobbing Predictive Model, will develop and demonstrate innovative physics-based modeling of gear machining processes the Navy needs to predict and improve residual stresses and related distortions, as well as reduce production cycle times and costs of transmission gears. Through targ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N102-122
Budget: 08/22/10 - 02/22/11

This program will demonstrate the feasibility of innovative physics-based modeling of gear hobbing to predict and improve residual stresses and heat treat distortions while reducing production cycle times and costs of transmission gears. TWS will develop a general, validated, physics-based modeling capability for the gear hobbing process, result...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF093-129
Budget: 01/14/10 - 10/11/10

Grinding is used to satisfy figure and finish requirements for optics, removing successive layers of material to ensure alleviation of any damage created from the prior operation. Consequently, fabrication times are slow and expensive. The optics manufacturing industry currently lacks physics-based models needed to understand the impact of pro...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Defense Logistics Agency
Topic: DLA07-001
Budget: 08/18/09 - 08/18/11

Modern military and commercial airframes are comprised of aluminum, titanium and fiber reinforced composites mated together with rivets inserted in tens of thousands of pre-drilled holes. Drilling in assembly operations is performed on components made from stack-ups of composites, aluminum and titanium. Problems associated with hole quality, to...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N07-181
Budget: 06/29/09 - 06/28/11

Ceramic transmission sensor windows offer advantages over axisymmetric surfaces in the ability to reduce drag and weight. Materials of interest include spinel, polycrystal alumina, and AlON. However, the description, fabrication and metrology of these surfaces can be costly, or even impossible. Fabrication of these surfaces is difficult, since t...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Defense Logistics Agency
Topic: DLA08-001
Budget: 02/28/09 - 02/27/10

The use of nickel alloys is pervasive in jet engine components and includes cases and fatigue critical rotating parts in the compressor and turbine sections. Machining nickel alloys represents a singular challenge due to the alloys¡¦ exceptional high temperature strength characteristics. This is marked by low material removal rates (MRR), long c...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: Western Michigan University

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA07-T006
Budget: 01/06/09 - 01/06/11

Freeform optical surfaces offer advantages over axisymmetric surfaces in the ability to reduce optical sizes, increase performance and reduce aberrations. However, the description, fabrication and metrology of these surfaces can be difficult and costly, prohibiting their ability to achieve their full potential. Fabrication of these surfaces can ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N08-163
Budget: 09/09/08 - 03/19/09

The overall goal of our Phase I project is to demonstrate the feasibility of innovative high performance machining (HPM) enabled by physics-based modeling the Navy needs to manufacture FlexTech in a mass produced, affordable, high tolerance manner. The anticipated benefits of the program are the application of HPM to aluminum machining and mini...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N07-181
Budget: 07/28/08 - 01/28/09

Conformal sensor windows offer advantages over axisymmetric surfaces in the ability to reduce drag and weight. Materials of interest include spinel, polycrystal alumina, and ALON. However, the description, fabrication and metrology of these surfaces can be costly, or even impossible. Fabrication of these surfaces is difficult, since they are not...

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