GVI Engineering Participates in First NATSC Patent

7/3/2013

NATSC engineers, including GVI’s Mike Vartanian, have successfully applied or and defended a patent that allows Acoustic Module Hoses that have been damaged by kinking to be salvaged

The Naval Array Technical Support Center (NATSC) in Newport, RI, is responsible for 80% of the Navy's towed array and tow cable repair activity. The NATSC facility provides lifecycle support (diagnostic testing, troubleshooting and repairs) for nearly all Navy towed arrays.  GVI, as a sub-contractor to L3 Unidyne, supports NATSC organization.

NATSC engineers, including GVI’s Mike Vartanian, have successfully applied for, and defended, a patent that allows Acoustic Module Hoses that have been damaged by kinking to be salvaged.  During the BRAC transition, due to facility limitations, almost 200 module hoses had to be stored on reels for more than the maximum 30 days and as a result had developed kinks in them that rendered them useless.  The patent (applied for) invention has been used to fully restore all of the damaged hoses with a savings to the Government on the order of  $850,000.00   

Although the government in this case must take the lead on patent generation and submission, it is recognized that GVI was integral to this effort.


  


 
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