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Company Information:

Company Name: BEACON INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS
City: Cambridge
State: MA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (617) 453-5501

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $414,989.00 7
SBIR Phase II $9,547,993.00 6

Award List:

Scalability and Reusability Methods for Intelligent Tutors and Job Performance Aids for the Maintenance of Reduced Manning Ships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ml Mackey, CTO
Award Amount: $68,566.00
Abstract:
"Phase I of this solicitation sets the groundwork for the creation of an integrated intelligent tutoring and JPA solution. The work accomplished here addresses not only the status of the broader technical and business marketplaces, but also the specificneeds of a sample system. By taking this… More

Scalability and Reusability Methods for Intelligent Tutors and Job Performance Aids for the Maintenance of Reduced Manning Ships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ml Mackey, CTO
Award Amount: $1,199,615.00
Abstract:
The technical objective of our Phase II effort is to more fully research and create the architecture of a repair and maintenance job performance capability and to build a prototype based on an actual system or sub-system. The final prototype will be betatested with representative end users and… More

Scalability and Reusability Methods for Intelligent Tutors and Job Performance Aids for the Maintenance of Reduced Manning Ships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ml Mackey, CTO
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The technical objective of our Phase II effort is to more fully research and create the architecture of a repair and maintenance job performance capability and to build a prototype based on an actual system or sub-system. The final prototype will be betatested with representative end users and… More

Modeling the Impact of Technology Transition on Ship Operational Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mike MacEwen, President
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
Phase I of this solicitation sets the groundwork for the creation of a Technology Transition Decision Support tool. The work accomplished here addresses not only the status of the broader technical and business marketplaces, but also the specific needs of a sample system. By taking this multi-path… More

Integrated Shipboard and Shore-based Maintenance Management Decision Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael MacEwen, President
Award Amount: $69,973.00
Abstract:
Phase I of this solicitation sets the groundwork for the creation of an Integrated Maintenance Management Decision-Support tool. The work accomplished here addresses not only the status of the broader technical and business marketplaces, but also the specific needs of a sample system. By taking… More

Modeling the Impact of Technology Transition on Ship Operational Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ml Mackey, President&CEO – (617) 453-5503
Award Amount: $3,871,963.00
Abstract:
During Phase I, we experimented with several transition approaches and ran into three hurdles: 1) No matter how good the method for transitioning technology, if the development process has not been well-managed, there will be no technology to transition; 2) Transition does not happen without an… More

Automation of Equipment/System Isolation and Safety Tag-out for Maintenance Actions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mike MacEwen, President
Award Amount: $69,543.00
Abstract:
Maintenance tag-out is a procedure that is part of many maintenance actions that happen daily whether onboard a ship in a maintenance depot or even a manufacturing environment. Typically, this is a manual and paper-based task that consumes considerable time and effort. Our vision is to create a… More

Automated Generation of Maintenance Work Packages

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ml Mackey, Chief Technologist
Award Amount: $69,780.00
Abstract:
Our vision for Automated Work Package generation is the innovative combination of the in-the-moment gathering of the proper data, information and knowledge as well as the proper presentation of that data in a useful and meaningful way that helps the maintainer accomplish a job. The need is for the… More

Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) for Afloat Information Technology (IT) and Network Services

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: M. L. Mackey, CEO & Chief Technologist
Award Amount: $67,134.00
Abstract:
goes hereBeacon's approach to Topic N07-108 is aimed at providing not only prognostication and prescription, but the ability to act upon that information. As we explore the needs of afloat IT Systems, our focus will not center on new algorithms or system models. Because of the intense marketplace… More

Integrated Maintenance Decision Support Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: M. L. Mackey, CEO
Award Amount: $1,499,265.00
Abstract:
The goal of Beacon's effort will be the creation of an Integrated Maintenance Management Decision-Support tool. The work accomplished here addresses not only the needs of DDG 1000 but also of other Navy programs and the broader marketplace. Our goal will be the development of the human-centric… More

Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) for Afloat Information Technology (IT) and Network Services

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ml Mackey, CEO
Award Amount: $778,008.00
Abstract:
Beacon's vision for this Topic is the creation of an Automated Decision Support & Maintenance Activity Performance Support system. The solution will be fully integrated into the Afloat Network, providing data capture and analysis, decision-support, the ability to take action on the decisions… More

Automated Generation of Maintenance Work Packages

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ml Mackey, CEO
Award Amount: $1,199,205.00
Abstract:
In meeting the needs of this Topic, Beacon will create technology that works across the spectrum of maintenance. The Maintenance Action Package is being designed to fit at the juncture of system automation and human interaction. The "Automation" refers to creating a highly flexible gathering of… More

Automation of Equipment/System Isolation and Safety Tag-out for Maintenance Actions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ml Mackey, Founder&CEO – (617) 453-5503
Award Amount: $999,937.00
Abstract:
Beacon"s vision for this topic is to create an innovative tag-out capability coupled with the ability to capture human work performance data and provide that data to analysis tools such as the Engineering & Supportability Decision System (ESDS) and MFOM. Utilizing tag-out for this research… More