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Advanced System of Systems Design Capability

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-06-M-0250
Agency Tracking Number: N064-016-0070
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-T016
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-08-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-05-31
Small Business Information
7614 Thanksgiving Road
Easton, MD 21601
United States
DUNS: 623557662
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Frank DeBord
 (410) 763-8379
Business Contact
 Frank DeBord
Title: Partner
Phone: (410) 763-8379
Research Institution
 Dimitri Mavris
School of Aerospace Engineerin
Atlanta, GA 30332
United States

 (404) 894-1557
 Nonprofit College or University

Chesapeake Marine Technology, with suncontractors Anteon Proteus Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology, is proposing to demonstrate the feasibility of a ship-centric design tool that can be used to evaluate design trade-offs and optimize ship characteristics, with the ship considered to be one "System" in a System of Systems (SoS)environment. The proposed work is based on modifying the existing Anteon ETC FlagShip Designer software package and its Smart Product Model environment and framework to analyze and optimize ship design features in a broader, System of Systems context. The Phase I work will: (1) identify the software modifications and additions required to transition to the SoS framework; (2) determine the feasibility of completing this transition and define the corresponding Phase II work plan; and (3) demonstrate the operation of the planned system using the example of a CG(X) vessel design trade-offs as they relate to operating in joint air defense scenario.BENEFITS: The proposed project would provide the Navy with a tool that could be used to evaluate and optimize designs for future ships, ship systems, and groups of ships for operations in a wide variety of mission scenarios. This tool would permit these evaluation and optimization exercises to be completed with the ship considered to be one level in a multi-level system of systems, and would permit propogation of sub-system capabilities and limitations throughout the scenarios. It would also permit inclusion of the characteristics of external systems such as threats into the process. Using such a tool, would permit the Navy to evaluate and optimize design features for any system within the system of systems with respect to ultimate capabilities to satisfy multiple operational requirements.

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