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Company Information:

Company Name: OptTek Systems, Inc.
City: Boulder
State: CO
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.opttek.com
Phone: (303) 447-3255

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $689,695.00 7
SBIR Phase II $5,210,085.00 5
STTR Phase I $169,857.00 2
STTR Phase II $500,000.00 1

Award List:

SBIR Phase I: A New Approach for Enhancing Capital Investment Decisions by Optimizing Returns and Risks of Project Portfolios

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Fred Glover
Award Amount: $99,962.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project seeks to design an algorithmic approach and develop pilot software for optimizing the returns and associated risks of project portfolios to significantly improve the performance of capital finance and budgeting. This project is expected to… More

OptForceT: New Human Resource Optimization Methods

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MISSISSIPPI
Principal Investigator: Keith Womer, Director
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Keith Womer
Abstract:
OptTek Systems, Inc. is developing new software to significantly enhance optimization applications. The software, called OptForce, incorporates a sophisticated Meta-Structured Optimization (MSO) approach directly into the representation of the decision-making process. It has been demonstrated to be… More

OptAgent: A Generalized Framework for the Optimization and Analysis of Agent-based Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Fred Glover, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $69,973.00
Abstract:
This project seeks to create OptAgent, an integrated software environment built on the existing foundation of OptQuestr, a metaheuristic-based optimization engine, to provide a generalized framework for the analysis and optimization of agent-based models by combining optimization algorithms,… More

SBIR Phase I: OptDiverse: Innovative Technology to Enhance Workforce Diversity, Capabilities, and Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Fred W. Glover, PhD
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to design an algorithmic approach and develop pilot software to support workforce diversity planning and management. The technology will examine the cause and effect relationships between diversity policies and programs and… More

OptAgent: A Generalized Framework for the Optimization and Analysis of Agent-based Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Fred Glover, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $720,637.00
Abstract:
The Phase II project will develop prototype software OptAgentT, built on the existing foundation of OptQuestr, a commercial metaheuristic-based optimization engine, to provide a generalized framework for the analysis and optimization of agent-based models by combining optimization algorithms,… More

SBIR Phase II: OptDiverse: Innovative Technology to Enhance Workforce Diversity, Capabilities, and Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Fred W. Glover, PhD
Award Amount: $439,646.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project seeks to refine an algorithmic approach and develop prototype software for workforce optimization with a focus on diversity planning and management. This project is expected to achieve the following four major objectives: 1) further… More

Optimal Micro-Data Switching: An Enhanced Framework and Decision Tool for Confid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,843.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this project is the development of an innovative technique to avoid disclosure of confidential data in public use tabular data. Our proposed technique, called Optimal Data Switching (OS), overcomes the limitations and disadvantages found in… More

OptCrew: Optimized Manning and Crew Design Tools for Future Surface and Undersea Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Kelly, CEO
Award Amount: $69,951.00
Abstract:
Recognizing the need to reduce manpower costs overall, the Navy has undertaken new strategies in weapon systems design, with a focus on significantly reducing manpower and workload requirements. The necessary next step is to develop OptCrew, a suite of tools and models to help identify the optimal… More

OptDef: BMDS-Level Simulation Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: James Kelly, CEO
Award Amount: $99,981.00
Abstract:
OptTek proposes to create a new methodology and tool set, "OptDef," that will provide MDA a capability to optimize Ballistic Missile Defense systems-a capability that will enable MDA to answer credibly not only "what if?," but also "what's best?" and "why this and not that?" OptDef will build on… More

A Framework and Decision Tool for Confidentiality Protection in Public Use Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: James P. Kelly
Award Amount: $749,984.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Statistical databases for public use pose a critical problem: how to make the data available for analysis without disclosing information that would infringe on privacy, violate confidentiality, or endanger national sec urity. Organizations in the public and… More

OptDef: BMDS-Level Simulation Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: James Kelly, CEO
Award Amount: $749,929.00
Abstract:
OptTek proposes to create a new methodology and tool set, "OptDef," to provide MDA a capability to optimize Ballistic Missile Defense systems-a capability that will enable MDA to answer credibly not only "what if?", but also "what's best?" and "why this and not that?" OptDef will build on… More

SBIR Phase I:Netform and Simulation Optimization Training and Analysis Technologyfor Enhancing Entrepreneurial Skills and Activities of American Indian Reservation Communi

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Fred W. Glover, DPhil
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to design a model and algorithmic approach and develop pilot software as a teaching tool for building proficiency in decision-making and analysis relating to economic and environmental impacts of new initiatives to support economic… More

OptDef: BMDS-Level Simulation Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: James Kelly, CEO – (303) 447-3255
Award Amount: $2,549,889.00
Abstract:
OptTek proposes to create a new methodology and tool set,"OptDef & #61652;,"to provide MDA a capability to optimize Ballistic Missile Defense systemsa capability that will enable MDA to answer credibly not only"what if?", but also"what's best?"and"why this… More

M&S Uncertainty Quantification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Franklin E. Grange, Vice President – (303) 882-1664
Award Amount: $99,875.00
RI Contact: Mary L. Crow
Abstract:
OptTek Systems, Inc (OptTek), proposes an affordable, effective UQ capability for both legacy and new BMDS M & S. The OptTek Team includes research institution partner Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and subcontractor RTSync Corporation (RTSync). The proposed BMDS M & S UQ capability… More