SeaPort-e

Seaport-e: N00178-12-D-7039

POC: Jyoti Agrawal

email: jyoti.agrawal@sciencetomorrow.biz: Phone: 1-877-203-7673

SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) Multiple Award Contract (MAC) vehicle is the Navy's electronic platform for acquiring support services in 22 functional areas including Engineering Services, Process Engineering, and Research and Development . NAVSEA Warfare Centers established Seaport-e to provide a web-based, e-business procurement portal, to facilitate performance-based service acquisition, leverage buying power, improve business intelligence and reduce cycle time. The SeaPort-e portal provides a standardized, efficient means of soliciting offers from amongst the diverse population of large and small businesses and their approved team members. All task orders are competitively solicited, awarded and managed using the SeaPort-e web based platform.

Overview of ScienceTomorrow’s Capabilities

ScienceTomorrow has been serving customers from government agencies, corporations and small businesses in advanced materials, structural health monitoring, corrosion monitoring, threat detection, product development, and materials characterization.  ScienceTomorrow provides analysis and consulting service in materials failure analysis, modeling, simulation, engineering serices, work force training, quality assurance and statistical analysis. Following is the functional area of ScienceTomorrow with respective zones.

Functional Area

Contract No.

Prime/ Sub?

Location(Zone)

Description

3.1 Research and Development

Int: NN-062211

Prime

2, 6

- Bearing condition monitoring

- Electrochemical double-layer capacitors from coal as precursor.

- Structural health monitoring

- Integrated corrosion & coating health monitoring

- Corrosion monitoring

- Wet erosion monitoring

- Fabrication technology for carbon-carbon composite.

- Cu-Mo/W heat sink for high temperature application.

-Joining of carbon-carbon composites by discharge.

3.2 Engg Sys Engg & Process Engg:

Amonix:

Trim Master Nicholasville KY

Sub to

KKAI-11020201 & 11032401

2,6

- Laser spot welding of copper connectors

- Resistance spot welding process engineering

3.3 Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, & Analysis Support

ChipMOS –

SPIN102010

Prime

6

- Modeled to simulate time based degradation of microelectronics.

- Modeled the SpinnyThing®.

3.4 Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, & Fabrication: 

Ray39678

Prime

2,6

-Conc PV Thermal Solution.

- Coatings for railgun.

- Cu-Mo heat sinks for hi- T.

- Coating for hot erosion resistance.

3.6 Software Engineering, Development  Programming and Network

LMC30560

Prime

2,6

-Artificial neural network for corrosion sensing and structural health monitoring.

- Programming in MatLab, LabVIEW, SAS/JMP.

3.7 Reliability, maintainability  and availability (RM&A)

CHIP102008

Prime

6

Development of Durable Packaging and solder joints life prediction.

3.9 System Safety Engineering Support:

Sim39500

Prime

6,2

-Safety instrumented systems SIS & High-integrity pressure protection system HIPPS.

-Maintenance & repair procedures.

3.11 Quality Assurance (QA) Support

Prime

6,2

-Reliability analysis of electronics, laser, & sensors.

-Accelerated life testing for degradation mechanisms.

-Failure Analysis & Prevention

-Materials Testing

3.18 Training Support

WD3950

Prime

6,2

-Corrosion Engineering

-Failure analysis & prevention

-Welding Engineering

-Problem Solving by TRIZ

-Non-destructive Tests (NDT)

-Structural Health & Condition Based Maintenance

-Quality and Reliability Engineering

- Lean Six Sigma

3.20 Program Support

AZ 39600

6,2

Lean project management & problem solving (TRIZ).

Quality Assurance Program

ScienceTomorrow has set forth a Group-wide policy in place, while also preparing quality manuals for each project, in order to establish a solid quality assurance system.

 ScienceTomorrow’s quality assurance is based on ISO 9001 certification for their management system. This has led to the establishment of a PDCA cycle (plan–do–check–act) at each project. The PDCA cycle makes our project managers to first formulate an improvement plan, implement the plan, and evaluate the degree of achievement, and then reflect the evaluation results in the next improvement. Strict implementation of a PDCA cycle helps ensure the safety and quality of products, enabling continuous improvement of quality and prevention of quality-related problems.

ScienceTomorrow’s functionality, performance and cost on continuous improvement creates customer satisfaction. ScienceTomorrow strives to maintain and enhance business process from research planning and development through production, all the way up to sales, after-sales service and disposal.

To realize maximum customer satisfaction, which is one of ScienceTomorrow’s Management Commitments, the company continually seeks to improve the quality of its services, in accordance with the quality assurance policy that puts quality first. To this end, all employees are working hard to raise quality in their daily work.

Team Member

AMSEC is a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries. With approximately 2,000 employees in 27 locations nationwide and overseas, AMSEC is a full service supplier to the Navy and commercial maritime industry. They provide naval architecture and marine engineering, naval ship systems assessments, maintenance engineering, waterfront maintenance support, acquisition program support, shipyard industrial engineering and C4I installation and support services. Additionally, they provide life cycle integrated logistics services including technical manual development, provisioning documentation, spare parts management, training development and delivery, and software development.

For more than 127 years, companies arou nd the world have depended on Intertek to ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes and systems. Intertek is the industry leader with more than 33,000 people in 1,000 locations in over 100 countries. Intertek holds extensive global accreditations, recognitions, agreements, and expertise in overcoming regulatory, market, and supply chain hurdles.

Intertek addresses diverse problems, from corporate and supply chain education, failure and chemical analysis, design review, legal representation, regulatory consulting, materials selection, risk and mitigation support, operational improvement, program management, performance assessment, to asset integrity assurance.

Engineering Services

ScienceTomorrow offers a range of engineering services aligned to its research and technology development offerings.

Failure Analysis

ScienceTomorrow offers services in failure analysis of complex components with distinct failure modes--from heavy metal-based, plastic, ceramics, composites, and hybrid designs through ICs, MEMS and electronic components.  ScienceTomorrow performs failure analysis by combining design, manufacturing, and materials characterization with state-of-the-art finite element analysis, root cause analysis of structural and functional failures. Failure analysis (FA) is performed by PE licensed, PhDs, industry experts with experience and knowledge in oil and gas, energy, marine, electronics, defense, and process industries. Our experts identify and quantify the failure root cause product and process levels. We investigate product liability issues for industrial, automotive, aircraft, and navy applications and provide economic, practical, and insightful solutions.

ScienceTomorrow has developed an efficient, customized process and mitigation strategies to determine the root cause of the failure, failure investigations, and prevention by apply following tools:For more than 127 years, companies around the world have depended on Intertek to ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes and systems. Intertek is the industry leader with more than 33,000 people in 1,000 locations in over 100 countries. Intertek holds extensive global accreditations, recognitions, agreements, and expertise in overcoming regulatory, market, and supply chain hurdles.
Intertek addresses diverse problems, from corporate and supply chain education, failure and chemical analysis, design review, legal representation, regulatory consulting, materials selection, risk and mitigation support, operational improvement, program management, performance assessment, to asset integrity assurance.

Characterization Tools

Purpose

Examples

Mechanical Test

Fatigue, tensile strength

Structural applications

Macro-examination

Visual degradation

Corrosion, oxidation, fatigue failures

Petrography

Ceramics Components

Heat treatment, defects

Metallography

Metallic components

Heat treatment, weld, corrosion

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

High magnification surface

Fracture surface, microstructure

Electron Back Scattered Diffraction

Crystal orientation

Forming process, heat treatment

X-ray diffraction (XRD)

Crystal structure

Residual stress, grain structures in weld

X-ray photo spectroscopy (XPS)

Surface chemistry

Catalysts , sensors, contaminant in IC

Scanning Auger Microscopy (SAM)

Surface compositions

Failure due to friction, sensors

Nanoindentation

Local mechanical properties

Composites, ceramics, MEMS, IC

Servo-hydraulic Test System

High strain rate, drop-weight

Munitions, crash tests, shock tests

ScienceTomorrow’s experts apply fundamental engineering, literature survey, develop hypotheses, and undertake field visits to determine root cause of failure.  We devise r epair, resurface, reuse strategy, and formulate recommendations based on economy  and risks. 

Corrosion Engineering

ScienceTomorrow offers material testing and research on corrosion tests per ASTM, NACE or customers’ specifications. Corrosion tests methods are weight loss, pitting, fatigue, stress cracking, sulfide stress cracking, hydrogen induced cracking, and inter-granular attacks such as:

·         Corrosion test (ASTM G35, ASTM A761, and ASTM G48).

·         Inter granular Corrosion Test (IGC) (ASTM A-262): Practice A -Oxalic Acid Etch); Practice B -- Ferric Sulfate and Sulfuric Acid also known as Streicher Test; Practice C--Nitric Acid, Huey Test; Practice E--Copper - Copper Sulfate - 16% sulfuric acid or Strauss Test; and Practice F--Copper - Copper Sulfate -50% sulfuric acid.

·         Hydrogen-Induced Cracking Test (NACE TM 0284)

·         Sulfide Stress Corrosion Cracking Test (SSCC) (NACE TM 0177)

·         Chloride Stress Corrosion Test (ASTM G36)

·         Salt Spray, ASTM B117

·         Stainless steel corrosion test (ASTM G 35)

ScienceTomorrow serves oil & gas, marine, automotive, water treatment and commercial ship industries.

Thermal Engineering

ScienceTomorrow has experts performing experimental as well as computer simulation based thermal engineering.  Our solution is a key design element in electronics, energy, material processing, and design development.  Using the latest computational fluid dynamics (CFD), finite element analysis (FEA) with their practical experience ScienceTomorrow’s thermal engineers can efficiently design and optimize solutions over a wide range of applications.  Superior thermal design input help our customers shorten design process, decrease prototyping cost and accelerate time to market.  We fulfill our customer’s need–from analysis of existing system to tailored support of new systems and help them to integrate thermal engineering in product design.  Examples of our projects include:

·         High heat flux cooling system design for concentrated solar panel (CSP) cooling

·         Thermal stress modeling on graded composite materials for high temperature applications

·         Thermal and stress modeling on electronics and microelectronics components

·         Three phase heat transfer mechanism modeling on heat dissipation in Heat-pipes.

·         Thermal modeling of laser coating and cladding, spark plasma sintering, soldering and welding.

We offer a well-equipped laboratory for thermal testing as per ASTM: C351, C372, C518, C531, C539,  C714,             C824,   C832,   C1113, D696, D2717, D5334, D5930 and E228. We design and model diverse thermal analysis models using state of the art scientific tools: Finite Element Analysis Tool ANSYS, FEMLAB; Computational Fluid Dynamics FLUENT, and Analytical Solution using Mathematica, Matlab, & Scilab.

Reliability Engineering

ScienceTomorrow reliability engineering services and accelerated life test to bring products to market. It offers thermally accelerated life testing, shock, vibration, drop and pyroshock testing to uncover design defects or weaknesses. Electrochemical noise analysis (ENA) is carried out for accelerated corrosion, paint/ coating characterization.  ScienceTomorrow identifies and understands the failure and degradation mechanisms in accelerated life tests and in field using variety of analytical techniques that include but not limited to the following:

·         External Visual Inspection and Photography for voids, pinholes, cracks, mechanical damage, contamination, foreign particles, discoloration, corrosion, and metal migration.

·         Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) for internal/ assembly damage using scanning acoustic tomography (sat), ultrasonic test, stereoscopic microscope, and optical microscopy.

·         Radiography and x-ray CT scan for defects, voids and degradation within mold.

·         Environmental SEM for break surfaces, discoloration, migration of non-conducting surfaces.

·         Chemical analysis using energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), atomic absorption spectrometry, scanning Auger microscope, and electron probe micro analysis (EPMA).

·         Electrical characterization, micro-probing, ESD, latch-up testing,

·         Finite Element Analysis (FEA) including visco-elastic simulations.

We use advanced state-of-the-art statistical and scientific computing tools to estimate the sources of stress and timescale for accelerated life testing based on Arrhenius, Eyring, Inverse Power Law, Temperature-Humidity, or Temperature Non-thermal Model. Also, we estimate probabilistic model to design TRUE service conditions to avoid over design, reduce warranty claims, and save money. We exercise our analysis at system level using Root-cause analysis,Failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA); Reliability block diagrams (RBD);Monte Carlo simulations; Fault-tree analysis (FTA);Redundancy analysis;Statistical analysis (parametric analysis such as Weibull analysis); etc.

Organization and Management

Currently, it employs 7 people including five PhDs in engineering and more than 15 affiliates who are world-renowned experts and who have long-term relationships with the company serving as board of advisers, consultants, or subject matter experts. The new research and engineering service opportunities will further open up the doors for consulting and non-destructive evaluation while creating high tech jobs.

·         Dr. Jyoti Agrawal, PE, CQE (Chief Executive Officer) is a PhD in Chemical Engineering with 20 years of experience in engineering, management, project execution, and marketing. She initiates and maintains extensive contacts with key customers, collaborators, and suppliers. She determines and drives program objectives and direct business development activities. She also oversees modeling and simulation projects.

·         Dr. Nayak Subhadarshi, PE, PMP (Chief Technology Officer) has over 17 years of experience in corrosion engineering, failure analysis, sensor design, and structural health monitoring. He scopes and manages technology development and research projects. Currently, he is leading projects on structural health-monitoring systems, corrosion monitoring device integration, high-strain rate crash tests standardization for auto industries.

Facilities/Equipment

ScienceTomorrow has lathe, milling, and drilling machines to prepare samples for experiments, and array of material characterization tools for corrosion tests, non-destructive tests, failure analysis, and reliability tests. ScienceTomorrow has capability to do high resolution scanning electron microscopy and environmental SEM for non-conducting materials. Our instrumented indentation system (nanoindenter) is capable to characterize small components as well as determine microstructure level mechanical properties. The high strain rate servo-hydraulic facilities as well as drop-weight high strain rate testing are suitable for testing armor, munitions, automobile components against crash, and other strain rate sensitive application. Our strategic relations with laboratories, research centers, businesses, and universities give us access to many other state-of-the art characterization and test facilities. We have Temperature and Humidity chambers for tensile-tests, Environmental Stress Screening (ESS) Chambers, vacuum desiccators, Oscilloscope, HAST and Stress Screening (ESS) chambers, Thermal Shock (TSE-11), optical microscopes, Gamry potentiostat. PCs loaded with LabView, MatLab, Mathmatica, COMSOL, JMP, and ANSYS available for instrument interfacing, data collection, modeling, and simulation. ScienceTomorrow has standard materials laboratory facility for manual assembly of electronic devices, fully-equipped office space, and access to fabrication shop.

For more information, please visit the Navy SeaPort-e home website at: http://www.seaport.navy.mil/default.aspx