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System Design Optimization Model

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-192
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Signature Research, Inc.
P.O. Box 346 Calumet, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: System Design Optimization Model
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-10-C-0188
Award Amount: $119,416.00


The proposed effort will develop methodologies to mathematically quantify impacts of lethality, mobility, and non armor survivability technologies (blast mitigation, situational awareness, and fire suppression) on vehicle survivability for the enhancement of the Threat Oriented Survivability Optimization Model (TOSOM). This will allow TOSOM for use in evaluating, performing trade-offs, and optimizing vehicle survivability for both traditional threat countermeasures and non-traditional survivability technologies. TOSOM has been used in the development of requirements, and investigation of countermeasure(s) performance to achieve an optimum or desired level of system survivability given a specific threat environment. This enhancement to the models capability to understand the impacts of countermeasures and non-traditional survivability technologies allows the defense community insights into and focuses research into technology areas that are seen as most able to reduce threat lethality to blue systems.

Principal Investigator:

Wallace Kistler
Senior Analyst

Business Contact:

Tracy Maki
Business Manager
Small Business Information at Submission:

Signature Research, Inc.
P.O. Box 346 Calumet, MI 49913

EIN/Tax ID: 383045377
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No