Software System for Criteria Management in Multi-Objective Optimization Guided Design of Sequences of Materials Processes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F49620-02-C-0023
Agency Tracking Number: F003-0340
Amount: $499,979.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
408 Richland Avenue, Suite 102, Athens, OH, 45701
DUNS: 008588923
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Enrique Medina
 Research Engineer
 (937) 431-8500
 enrique.medina@australinc.com
Business Contact
 Daniel Allwine
Title: President
Phone: (740) 593-5912
Email: daniel.allwine@australinc.com
Research Institution
 University of Illinois
 Tony G Waldrop
 109 Coble Hall 801 South Wright Street
Champaign, IL, 61820
 (217) 333-2187
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
"Austral Engineering and Software, Inc. proposes continued development of a software application for design criteria management in multiobjective optimization-guided design of sequences of materials proceses. This effort integraesstate-of-the-art-milti-objective optimization algorithms and visualization techniques with apropriate systems, materials, process and cost models, and simulation tools into the Adaptive Modeling Language object-oriented software environment. The resultwill be a powerful design environment that utilizes single-and multitradeoff studies, and determining effects of changes in design variables or optimization criteria on design metrics. PhaseII will continue development of computational and visualtechniques for communicating complex relationships among numerous design objectives, constraints, and decision variables to designers, using state-of-the-art multi-objective optimization algorithms and multidimensional visualization techniques. It willextend the Phase I proof-of-concept optimization algorithms, solution analysis techniques, and AML implementation, and will use these enhanced systems to integrate appropriate product and multi-stage process models for demonstration on problems ofsignificance to the U.S. Air Force. Phase II is expected to produce a commercial-grade software application for cooperative, geographically-dispersed, multi-objective optimization-guided design with advanced criteria management, design space exploration,and tradeoff and solution analysis capabilities."

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