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Design, Analysis, and Optimization Environment for Directed Energy Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
81867
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-004-1055
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MZA Associates Corporation
2021 Girard SE Suite 150 Albuquerque, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Design, Analysis, and Optimization Environment for Directed Energy Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9451-07-M-0081
Award Amount: $99,994.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop a comprehensive model-based system engineering environment designed to support the design, development and optimization of directed energy systems, including both high powered microwave (HPM) and high energy laser (HEL) systems. We propose to demonstrate the feasibility and utility of this environment by showing how it could be applied in the design, development, and optimization of a DE system to be carried aboard a representative Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), with the capability to develop and evaluate both HPM and HEL-based system designs within the same framework. The proposed environment would be designed to support all phases of the design and development process, from the first "what-if" games all the way through concept evaluation, design, implementation, incremental integration, and testing. It would provide powerful integrated facilities for automated system level design optimization based on user-defined requirements, priorities, and constraints. Our ultimate objective is to provide to the DE R&D community a model-based system engineering platform on par with the kinds of virtual engineering environments which have already revolutionized the automotive and aircraft industries.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen C. Coy
Vice-President
5052459970
coy@mza.com

Business Contact:

Robert W. Praus
President
5052459970
praus@mza.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MZA ASSOC. CORP.
2021 Girard Blvd, SE, Suite 150 Albuquerque, NM 87106

EIN/Tax ID: 850400557
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No