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Improvements in Spacecraft Assembly, Integration and Test

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
96996
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B093-021-0363
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 09-021
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Frontier Technology, Inc.
75 Aero Camino, Suite A Goleta, CA 93117-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Improvements in Spacecraft Assembly, Integration and Test
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-10-P-0040
Award Amount: $99,983.00
 

Abstract:

As the scale, cost, and strategic importance of electro-optical (EO) space-based sensor programs continue to increase, the need for efficiency in the Assembly, Integration, and Test (AI&T) phase of production becomes paramount to mission success. MDA has a serious and immediate need to reduce the schedule and cost impact associated with this phase of the effort. FTI proposes an innovative approach to streamline AI&T workflow by implementing a fully-integrated data architecture which will facilitate faster analysis turn-around times and cost saving. FTI will install a central database to manage the data stream and act as a historical record. Database stored procedures calls will be added to test equipment control software to log co-referenced telemetry and meta-information directly. These technological improvements will facilitate the automation of key analysis routines. New and innovative methods of controlling and automating the analysis of test data will be developed and incorporated into an existing software framework. This will permit the display of analysis products instead of simply raw data to the Subject Matter Expert (SME). The FTI team believes this integrated approach has the potential to help make substantial reductions to the cost and duration for AI&T of future MDA Space Systems tests.

Principal Investigator:

Tom Murdock
Principal Investigator
9789274774
tmurdock@fti-net.com

Business Contact:

Rhonda Adawi
Contracts Manager
8056856675
radawi@fti-net.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Frontier Technology, Inc.
75 Aero Camino, Suite A Goleta, CA 93117

EIN/Tax ID: 770071221
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No