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M&S Uncertainty Quantification

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Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
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Small Business Information
OptTek Systems, Inc.
2241 Seventeenth Street Boulder, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: M&S Uncertainty Quantification
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7408
Award Amount: $99,875.00


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 maximizes insertability into existing and future MDA BMDS M & S-supported Event processes, analysis methods, architectures, simulations and frameworks. The OptTek Team will deliver systems engineering artifacts for an objective end-state BMDS M & S UQ Reference Architecture configured on RTSync"s proven Discrete Event Systems Specification (DEVS) for straightforward insertion into existing and new BMDS M & S tools. The BMDS M & S UQ capability builds on the ORNL"s methods and experience with Quantification of Margins and Uncertainties (QMU) to provide an objective measure of confidence in M & S-based results. The OptTek Team proposes innovative epistemic UQ by leveraging the Government"s prior investment in the OptDef BMDS Simulation Optimization. In the Phase I Option, the OptTek Team proposes a prototype demonstration of joint epistemic and aleatoric UQ and QMU using existing MDA BMDS M & S tools, OptDef with the Monte Carlo simulation capability in the Extended Air Defense Simulation (EADSIM). OptTek"s 20-year track record commercializing advanced algorithms and SBIR products maximizes the likelihood of commercialization success.

Principal Investigator:

Franklin E. Grange
Vice President
(303) 882-1664

Business Contact:

James Kelly
(303) 447-3255
Small Business Information at Submission:

OptTek Systems, Inc.
2241 17th Street Boulder, CO -

EIN/Tax ID: 841312459
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6269
Contact: Mary L. Crow
Contact Phone: (865) 576-7343