Pennsylvania State University Contract Details

Defense contract under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded to Pennsylvania State University on 8/14/2012.

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Contractor: Pennsylvania State University
Department: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Awarded: 8/14/2012

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa., is being awarded a $16,282,492 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The objective of this effort is to design and develop “Instant Foundry Adaptive through Bits” (iFAB) that will cover 100 percent of a vehicle so that every part, subassembly, and assembly will have been assessed to be manufacturable through feedback analysis, will have a cost and schedule generated, will have all NC code and work instructions generated (automatically), and will have been manufactured correctly to specifications. Work will be performed in University Park, Pa. (58.56 percent); Lodi, Ca. (2.45 percent); Lansing, Mich. (7.83 percent); Pittsburgh, Pa. (6.58 percent); Ames, Iowa (5.11 percent); Cudahy, Wis. (1.50 percent); Seven Valleys, Pa. (1.41 percent); East Berlin, Pa. (5.53 percent); Scottsdale, Ariz. (1.60 percent); Palo Alto, Calif. (7.56 percent); and East Butler, Pa. (1.87 percent). Work is expected to be completed by Aug. 7, 2015. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity (HR0011-12-C-0075).

Total Contract Value: $16,282,492

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