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Optimized Manning and Crew Design Tools for Future Surface and Undersea…

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Department of Defense
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2009 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Sonalysts, Inc.
215 Parkway North P.O. Box 280 Waterford, CT 06385-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Optimized Manning and Crew Design Tools for Future Surface and Undersea Platforms
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-M-0177
Award Amount: $70,000.00


Sonalysts, Inc. proposes to develop a flexible framework and architecture for a suite of optimized manning and crew design tools that will assist the Navy to accurately estimate shipboard manpower requirements and suggest alternative system designs for optimizing the manpower on future Naval platforms. Current and historical methods and tools have been limited in scope (either too high or too granular a level of analysis), have poorly addressed some key factors impacting manning, and have lacked validation. The objective of this research project will be to develop an HSI integration CONOPS for a selected surface platform acquisition program by examining the current HSI integration process across the MPTE/JCIDS, and Acquisition processes to verify anticipated user needs. We will then assess the feasibility of integrating currently available tools, models, and algorithms into an HSI tool suite architecture capable of providing relevant information within the CONOPS framework. The Sonalysts research project team has pertinent experience in HSI including tool development, MPTE and PPBES, and the DoD Requirements and Acquisition systems. This research project will provide the U. S. Navy with a new capability to perform accurate manpower estimations and alternative crew design assessments.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Kurzawa
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Sara Theriault
Contracting Officer
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215 Parkway North P.O. Box 280 Waterford, CT 06385

EIN/Tax ID: 060902362
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No