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Decision Support System for Research & Development Investment Strategy

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
19914
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19914
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
4100 N.W. LOOP 410 SAN ANTONIO, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Decision Support System for Research & Development Investment Strategy
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $87,752.00
 

Abstract:

The objective is to develop an expert system to serve as a decision aid to support resource allocation decision making in the Air Force Human Systems Center research and development community. This decision aid will incorporate the best methods for categorizing, prioritizing, and allocating resources to the most promising projects. Previous methodologies for program planning have tended to be narrowly focused along technical disciplines, not integrative across disciplies. We propose to combine ideas from the fields of R&D management, decision analysis, expert systems, fuzzy logic, and polynomial network modeling into a unified methodology. In Phase I, we propose to: (1) review the current status of cost/benefit analysis and the assessment of the utility/worth; (2) develop measures of benefit for human-centered research, (3) develop and apply a resource allocation methodology, and (4) develop an initial implementation of the methodology on a microcomputer system. In Phase II, the computerized implementation will be developed fully. The Phase II development will permit R&D managers to allocate resources across many different projects and estimate the comparable worth of each effort.

Principal Investigator:

Cb Harrah
2107310000

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Operational Technologies
4100 Nw Loop 410, Suite 230 San Antonio, TX 78229

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