ProPlan21

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8103-08-C-0068
Agency Tracking Number: F061-330-2423
Amount: $899,997.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-330
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
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
 Michael Graul
 Senior Research Scientist
 (979) 260-5274
 mgraul@kbsi.com
Business Contact
 Donielle Mayer
Title: Business Operations Manag
Phone: (979) 260-5274
Email: dmayer@kbsi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose to design, prototype, and validate an advanced maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) based multi-echelon planning and analysis technology (ProPlan21). ProPlan21 will provide technology for rapid definition, creation, and editing of constraint based plans. This will enable advanced constraint-management-based plan analysis and plan execution for Depot management decision support across all production echelons. ProPlan21 will be a point-of-discovery planning environment with interactive plan critique/verification useful by all levels of MRO management for producing optimizing plans, schedules, situation responses, and process designs. Depot decision makers could rapidly specify, evaluate, compare and select the optimal process based on a quantitative analysis of the impact in both scheduled and surge-critical production scenarios. ProPlan21 provides this advanced planning and analysis support by delivering a state of the art intelligent planning aid driven by advanced ontology models, constraint management, data-mining, and simulation. The phase I effort defined, designed, validated, and prototyped the ProPlan21 technology system using information culled from the OC-ALC production echelons. The Phase II research effort will: (1) further the innovation, within the context of the OC-ALC depot production echelons; (2) generalize the research results to commercialize in other multi-echelon MRO domains; and (3) produce a depot standard language for MRO planning.

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