Material Identification and Procurement System (MIDAPS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-02-C-0119
Agency Tracking Number: N011-1007
Amount: $591,456.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, 77840
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Perakath Benjamin
 Vice President
 (979) 260-5274
 pbenjamin@kbsi.com
Business Contact
 Perakath Benjamin
Title: Vice President
Phone: (979) 260-5274
Email: pbenjamin@kbsi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"The goal of this SBIR project is to develop and deploy a MaterialIdentification and Procurement System (MIDAPS). MIDAPSfacilitates information-integrated synchronization ofconstruction activities with materials management functionsthrough a rapidly re-configurable, centralized relationaldatabase management system. MIDAPS facilitates both new shipconstruction and repair jobs. MIDAPS will provide materialidentification, procurement, material statusing, and decisionsupport for the various stages in the life cycle of materials inthe ship building industry. MIDAPS will be applicable to smalland medium level shipyards. The most significant innovation ofthe MIDAPS concept is the development of a materials system thatbecomes a real time management decision tool rather than a quasi-static information statusing tool.BENEFITS: MIDAPS benefits include (a) significant reductions in ship construction and repair cycle time and cost, and (b) substantial gains in ship throughput and capacity. The proposed open-architecture, customizablesoftware approach will produce accelerated and affordable deployment of the technology to the U.S. shipbuilding community."

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