Decision Support System Based On Collaborative-orientated System Engineering Cpabilities

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8117-08-C-0012
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-229-2802
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF083-229
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
Airtronics
1822 S Research Loop, Tucson, AZ, 85710
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
077523082
Principal Investigator:
Frank Oliver
Research and Development
(520) 881-3982
foliver@airtronicsinc.com
Business Contact:
Brad Smith
President
(520) 881-3982
brad@airtronicsinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The United States Air Force is faced with the substantial challenge of how to sustain an evolving global mission and Air Force supply chain in an era of constrained budgets and resources. In particular, resource constraints are being acutely felt in the logistics arena, where an aging fleet, more complex systems, accelerated operational tempo, and new business methods require a high level of adaptability from the work force. The unique challenges of supply chain engineering create a difficult array of conditions that hamper sustainment efforts. Supply chain engineers need to be able to quickly and accurately evaluate engineering efforts to identify key electro, mechanical and material critical characteristics. Airtronics, a proven DOD contractor, specializing in aerospace logistics support, reengineering, reverse engineering, repair and overhaul, proposes to develop the Collaborative Engineering Support Tool. This software solution promotes collaboration, communication, and knowledge sharing amongst an engineering team. It is simultaneously an experience-based, electronic tutor, an engineering fundamentals database, an information manager, and an engineering assistant that can maximize knowledge content and information delivery to engineering personnel. BENEFIT: The Collaborative Engineering Support Tool will enhance the productivity and quality of the Supply Chain Engineering teams by providing information on a wide array of engineering methodologies and the tools necessesary to make decisions based on these methodologies. The Tool will help guard against knowledge loss due to employee attrition, and will help transfer skills and knowledge around the team through collaborative work. The tool will also help guard against duplication of efforts.

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