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Using Expert Knowledge to Augment Simulation-Based Operational Analysis of Space Transportation Conc

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NAS10-01073
Agency Tracking Number: 10044
Amount: $99,788.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
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Principal Investigator
 Tim Middendorf
 (321) 264-1193
Business Contact
 Peter Simons
Title: Business Official
Phone: (321) 264-1193
Research Institution

This research will investigate a new technique for analyzing operation characteristics of future space transportation systems using a variation of activity based cost modeling. The unique element of the new technique is its focus on simulation modeling to translate vehicle design parameters into a set of activities and a related process map in a domain (operations characteristics of future space vehicle concepts) where there is limited knowledge. This approach is innovative because it will, for the first time, combine activity-based cost modeling (which is known to work well in well-defined environments) with expert knowledge to estimate the activities, cost, and time characterizations associated with proposed space transportation concepts. With this approach, ground processing assessments of future launch vehicles could be substantially improved.

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