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MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND OVERHAUL (MRO) PHYSICS AND PRINCIPLES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86728
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-105-1765
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East College Station, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND OVERHAUL (MRO) PHYSICS AND PRINCIPLES
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8117-09-C-0034
Award Amount: $749,993.00
 

Abstract:

The purpose of this Phase II SBIR initiative is to assist depot managers in the establishment of an organic, institutional Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISEN) capability that will apply sound engineering principles and practices to the discovery and application of maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) enterprise policies, procedures, and techniques. The depot's organic ISEN resources will be directed towards supporting improved agility, throughput, and system responsiveness in response to ever-changing demands, priorities, and resource constraints. The proposed MP2O Phase II project will (i) baseline current ISEN resources; (ii) survey and adapt industry best practices; (iii) assemble, adapt, and document the policies, procedures, methods, and standards that define the practice of industrial and systems engineering and integration; (iv) plan organization and redeployment of resource base; (v) establish education, training, and certification; (vi) establish collaboration with university ISEN resources to support OC-ALC needs; (vii) establish collaborations for a military MRO ISEN community of interest; and (viii) identify and establish enabling principles, models, methods, and directed technologies to support depot industrial and systems engineering practitioners. Innovations include fusion of multiple disciplines to provide effective policy analysis support and the leveraged application of sustainment physics to deliver MRO operations knowledge. BENEFIT: The primary benefits of the proposed effort will be the deliberate, integrated, and accountable application of professional ISEN resources throughout the depot. Other benefits include (i) industrial processes and systems will be requirements-driven, clearly documented, simulated, and predictive; (ii) production capabilities will be adaptive, flexible, and integrated across the enterprise including facilities, production processes, supply chain, information technology, and manufacturing; (iii) productivity improvement results will have predictable, measurable, and verifiable AFSO21 savings in man-hours, maintenance cost, and quality, demonstrated by tangible continuous performance improvement.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Graul
Senior Research Scientist
9792605274
mgraul@kbsi.com

Business Contact:

Jason Ogle
Contracts Manager
9792605274
jogle@kbsi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, INC.
1408 University Drive East College Station, TX 77840

EIN/Tax ID: 742505334
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No