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SBIR Phase I: Integrated Software Tools for Handling Discrete Elements in…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84624
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0637769
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ziena Optimization Inc.
1801 Maple Ave. Evanston, IL 60201-3149
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: SBIR Phase I: Integrated Software Tools for Handling Discrete Elements in Large-Scale Nonlinear Optimization
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0637769
Award Amount: $99,972.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will address the challenges of large-scale nonlinear optimization in the presence of discrete elements. Building on previous success with an integrated approach to classical, smooth nonlinear optimization, the goal of this research will be to derive and implement large-scale general-purpose methods for nonlinear optimization over (i ) integer-valued decision variables via a branch-and-bound approach, and (ii ) complementarity constraints using a direct penalty approach. Anticipated applications will encompass engineering problems such as process synthesis, network planning, optimal power flow, and integrated circuit design, as well as decision problems in such areas as power capacity planning and strategic bidding. The commercial potential of the research will be demonstrated by tests on real applications contributed by users of the proposing company's current nonlinear optimization software.

Principal Investigator:

Richard O. Waltz
PhD
8478948384
richard.waltz@gmail.com

Business Contact:

Richard O. Waltz
PhD
8478948384
richard.waltz@gmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ziena Optimization Inc.
2615 Hartzell Street Unit No. 7 Evanston, IL 60201

EIN/Tax ID: 364457910
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No