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Human Systems Integration (HSI) Engineering Analysis Tool (HEAT)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-19-C-6511
Agency Tracking Number: N142-083-0700a
Amount: $571,165.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N142-083
Solicitation Number: 14.2
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-09-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-03-24
Small Business Information
2020 Kraft Drive, Suite 2400
Blacksburg, VA 24060
United States
DUNS: 556397615
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Marc Abrams Marc Abrams
 Principal Investigator
 (540) 951-5901
Business Contact
 Pallabi Saboo
Phone: (540) 951-5915
Research Institution

The Human Systems Integration (HSI) Engineering Analysis Tool, or HEAT, provides advice for engineers using material-design software, such as Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools, on how their design choices affect HSI domains. While there are nine HSI domains: Human Factors Engineering, Survivability, Manpower, Personnel, Training, Environment, Safety, Occupational Health, and Habitability that HEAT’s design can accommodate, we are concentrating on Human Factors Engineering, Survivability, Safety, and Habitability. HEAT is designed in a modular fashion to interface with the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Framework for Assessing Cost and Technology (FACT) or other tradespace analysis tools such as Concurrent Engineering Toolkit (CET). HEAT will advise designers by performing an HSI assessment on their initial design choices, or changes to deployed systems, including impact on Safety and Survivability, which could reduce injuries or save lives, while other assessments in the lifecycle could reduce costs. In combination with CET, or other tools, HEAT permits optimization on multiple variables simultaneously including cost and HSI. HEAT identifies HSI deficiencies, risks, and metrics for a wide variety of engineering systems across the Department of Defense (DoD) and is also designed to support the entire DoD 5000.2E acquisition lifecycle to help reduce lifecycle costs.

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