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Distributed Advanced Multidisciplinary Algorithms for Genetic Evolution (DAMAGE)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
63058
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A022-0970
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
D.N. AMERICAN
1000 Technology Drive Suite 3220 Fairmont, WV 26554
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Distributed Advanced Multidisciplinary Algorithms for Genetic Evolution (DAMAGE)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R023
Award Amount: $729,970.00
 

Abstract:

The D.N. American research and development team proposes a novel approach to improving the process of multidisciplinary optimization for composite laminate designs. In Phase I, we successfully demonstrated the feasibility of our approach to the problem. The Phase II effort leverages these results along with the team's experience-in design optimization with Genetic Algorithms, composite laminate design, and distributed Windows network programming. In Phase II we will produce a state-of-the-art, web-enabled Windows 2000 distributed Genetic Algorithm system to facilitate simulation and optimization of the composite rocket motor case design process. The hallmark of our idea is a standard, flexible, networked optimization framework comprising parallel Genetic Algorithms, .NET technology, facile network access to distributed FEA, CAD and analysis software via Web Services, and a means of accessing these functionalities via a robust Application Programming Interface (API). We will produce a fully functional prototype simulation and optimization system, with immediate benefits to the military in terms of creating optimal designs in the face of multiple participants and parameters. Our Phase I successes and our Phase II plan have already generated strong interest from the Army Research Laboratory and a major supplier of composite structures to the defense and aerospace industries.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Fotta
Principal Research Analys
3043636757
mike.fotta@dnamerican.com

Business Contact:

Beth Gribble
VP - Finance
3043636757
beth.gribble@dnamerican.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

D.N. AMERICAN
1000 Technology Drive Fairmont, WV 26554

EIN/Tax ID: 550730447
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No