Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) for Afloat Information Technology (IT) and Network Services

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-07-C-0120
Agency Tracking Number: N071-108-1167
Amount: $95,846.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-108
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
30 Spinelli Place, Cambridge, MA, 02138
DUNS: 932206311
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 ML Mackey
 CEO & Chief Technologist
 (617) 453-5503
Business Contact
 Mike MacEwen
Title: COO
Phone: (617) 453-5501
Research Institution
goes hereBeacon’s approach to Topic N07-108 is aimed at providing not only prognostication and prescription, but the ability to act upon that information. As we explore the needs of afloat IT Systems, our focus will not center on new algorithms or system models. Because of the intense marketplace competition currently going on to provide network and system support at the BIT/BITE level, we do not believe our time would be well spent competing in that market space. Instead, we are interested in exploring how the results of these stand-alone prognostic and diagnostic solutions can be leveraged into a single and coherent support capability for an entire ship. There is a need for tools that automate and make efficient the use of this data to create a distributed diagnostics capability. The challenge in managing an environment such as this is the plethora of components utilizing different protocols, operating systems, hardware components and software protocols which are providing a wide range of services. Additionally, fault in one area can have a cascading affect and the ability to correct this type of degradation is difficult. Ultimately, our goal is to create a support system that seamlessly creates an interconnected grid of collaborative operations.

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