INTEGRATION OF EFFORTS: CONCLUSION OF A TRIPARTITE AGREEMENT
On June 8, 2015, the delegation, which included representatives of "Perm Scientific-Industrial Instrument Making Company" JSC (PNPPK), "Inversion Sensor" Ltd and the Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics of Ural Branch of RAS (ICMM UB of RAS) have visited the All-Russian Scientific-Research Institute of Aviation Materials (VIAM).
During the visit, a tripartite agreement on scientific and technological cooperation was signed by Academician Evgeny Kablov, Director General of VIAM, Alexey G. Andreev, Director General of "PNPPK" and Ivan S. Shelemba, director of "Inversion Sensor".
According to the agreement, the parties will cooperate in the development and manufacture of fiber optic sensors and interrogator systems, as well as in the field of materials science and built-in controls to solve specific problems within the framework of the implementation of joint projects on fiber condition monitoring of various designs. In particular, it is planned that specialists of VIAM will carry out the development, testing and calibration of fiber optic systems for embedded control of composite structures.
"The agreement is of a great importance to create high-quality domestic products which will be competitive both on the domestic and foreign market", - noted Evgeny Kablov in this regard. In addition, he emphasized that "for this purpose VIAM has not only a great experience, but also comprehensive modern science, technology, production and testing facilities."
By the way, prior to the signing of the agreement, the guests were acquainted with the research and testing facilities of VIAM, its laboratories and high-tech small-tonnage production bays. Specialists of the Institute demonstrated the operation of the unique equipment, and informed the guests on the latest developments of VIAM in the field of materials science.
Representatives of the companies and the ICMM UB RAS noted the importance of works being done in the Institute in the field of materials science not only in the interests of the aerospace branch, but also in other domestic industries.
JSC Perm Scientific-Industrial Instrument Making Company (PNPPK) has long-term experience on the development and production of navigation systems of different purposes and consumer goods. The major directions of its activities are as follows: aviation instrument engineering, development and manufacture of marine and ground equipment. Over the past few years, range of goods of PNPPK was developed from some simplest sensors and remote transmission elements up to complex onboard systems of flying vehicles. Products of the company are used in more than 30 types of aircraft designed by the most famous Russian aviation companies.
"Inversion Sensor" Ltd. is one of the leaders of fiber monitoring systems industry in Russia. The company has many years of experience on the development and production of point probes, distributed sensors and signal analyzers. The company is the owner of a number of advanced technologies based on fiber Bragg gratings, Raman and Rayleigh scattering.
Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics of Ural Branch of RAS (ICMM UB of RAS) is located near Perm and carries out fundamental and applied researches in the following areas: