Innovative Manufacturing Processes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-03-C-0027
Agency Tracking Number: 022-1052
Amount: $69,584.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Intuitive Research & Technology Corp.
6767 Old Madison Pike, Suite 240, Huntsville, AL, 35806
DUNS: 082948303
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Harold Brewer
 Vice President
 (256) 922-9300
 harold.brewer@irtc-hq.com
Business Contact
 Harold Brewer
Title: Vice President
Phone: (256) 922-9300
Email: harold.brewer@irtc-hq.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"The capability to produce a hardware item satisfying mission objectives is as essential as the ability to properly define and design it. For this reason, manufacturing analysis forms an integral part of the Systems Engineering process. Manufacturinganalysis supports the development of manufacturing product and process requirements and solutions necessary to produce system end items. Manufacturing analysis encompasses producibility analysis, trade-off studies and life cycle cost analyses. Theseanalyses help baseline the capabilities of existing manufacturing systems and aid in the evaluation of alternative designs. Due to current technological advancements Modeling and Simulation (M&S) has increasingly become a tool to help alleviate risk in adevelopment program. The goal of this Phase I effort is to baseline current M&S activities within an existing Department of Defense (DoD) program and prudently apply M&S techniques and resources to selectively satisfy manufacturing requirements andpropose the a fully integrated missile defense manufacturing simulation tool with the capabilities for secure geographically distributed collaboration among Government, prime contractors and suppliers. This tool will include a logistics analysis model, aproduction and factory model and a manufacturing and assembly model. Results of this Phase I effort will lay the groundwork to significantly improve the performance of the supply chain, optimize

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