Agile, wireless enabled Workflows for Ship Manufacture and repair (AWSM)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-C-0148
Agency Tracking Number: N031-1252
Amount: $749,906.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: N03-105
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, 77840
DUNS: 555403328
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Madhav Erraguntla
 Research Scientist
 (979) 260-5274
Business Contact
 Donielle Mayer
Title: Businedss Operations Mana
Phone: (979) 260-5274
Research Institution
We propose to develop a new paradigm for ship manufacture that is based on reengineering the processes to take advantage of pervasive computing, ubiquitous pull and push of information and optimal delivery of information to every user, work crew, or process. The focus of the effort is not just to wireless enable manufacturing processes, but to completely re-engineer the processes in which the workload is optimized to take advantage of the flexibility and connectivity of PDA, Tablet PC, and wireless technology. Because of longer horizons for information collection currently there is a perpetual gap between the status of the manufacture facilities and the state represented in information systems. The proposed "Agile, wireless enabled Workflows for Ship Manufacturing and repair" (AWSM) addresses this problem by taking advantage of pervasive computing, data collection and display technologies. AWSM will reengineer the workflows in material planning, procurement, kitting, production planning, scheduling, and manufacture. It will streamline these processes for optimal information delivery and collection, and will result in efficiency improvements and cost reductions. AWSM will build upon existing scheduling (WorkShip) and material planning (MIDAPS) technologies. AWSM will be developed based on modular and customizable concepts so that it can be transitioned to multiple shipyards.

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