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Sentient Connectors for Enhanced, Integration, Test, and Mission Assurance

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
91490
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-001-0249
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Management Sciences, Inc.
6022 Constitution Ave., NE Albuquerque, NM 87110-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Sentient Connectors for Enhanced, Integration, Test, and Mission Assurance
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0147-09-C-7102
Award Amount: $99,997.00
 

Abstract:

The MDA SBIR organization encourages exploiting of technologies to meet critical requirements. MSI, working with Deutsch, a leading connector manufacturer, has developed a new mil-spec electrical cabling connector with an integral electronics suite called the "Sentient Connector", made with fiber composites. In a 2007 MDA SBIR MSI engineers developed and demonstrated a software application that runs in the Sentient Connector for configuration managed safety and integrity assurance of MDA missiles and support systems. We propose new research to exploit the features of the Sentient Connector to create a new cabling and harness connector that will survive in the tough Interceptor environment and provide revolutionary value added functions that reduce production and life cycle costs through support of configuration management, signal monitoring, test instrumentation, ambiguity reduction for troubleshooting, training, mission reliability, integration and mission surety.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth Blemel
Vice President
5052558611
ken_blemel@mgtsciences.com

Business Contact:

Marlene K. Blemel
President
5052558611
kay_blemel@mgtsciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MANAGEMENT SCIENCES, INC.
6022 Constitution Avenue NE Albuquerque, NM 87110

EIN/Tax ID: 850247732
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No