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8 - Master Command and Control for Multiple Activity Visibility

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-21-C-0178
Agency Tracking Number: N201-X02-1430
Amount: $1,498,229.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N201-X02
Solicitation Number: 00.1
Solicitation Year: 1900
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-01-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-04-16
Small Business Information
6100 Michigan Road
Plymouth, IN 46563-1111
United States
DUNS: 081141290
HUBZone Owned: Yes
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Joel Neidig
 (574) 914-4446
Business Contact
 Joel Neidig
Phone: (574) 914-4446
Research Institution

During the Authenticity Ledger for Auditable Military Enclaved Data Access (ALAMEDA) Phase 1 effort, SIMBA Chain worked with USMC Depot Albany stakeholders to define the use case for a blockchain-based prototype to monitor the inventory and movement of physical assets at the Depot. SIMBA Chain and USMC Albany stakeholders selected the M2A1 .50 Caliber use case to integrate Bill of Materials (BOM) data and data from public sources onto a blockchain to create a permanent, verifiable record of exchange. The ALAMEDA Phase 1 effort resulted in the architecture, design, and prototype of a blockchain-based system that could import a BOM spreadsheet, integrate its data with data from public sources and store the aggregated data in a non-repudiable way using a blockchain, while maintaining the blockchain entity relationships (depots, suppliers, assemblies, parts, etc) using a graph structure. This system is capable of correlating data from the BOM with data from public repositories to provide a robust dataset that provides the proof of concept single source of truth ledger to support monitoring the inventory and movement of physical assets. Phase 1 focused on a single M2A1 BOM use case and provided data analysis tools that provided initial statistical insights into the BOM data. It also allowed sophisticated querying of the blockchain data using SIMBA Chain’s GraphQL system, which enabled complex questions to be answered. The need the prototype aims to address is “Demand Sensing” so parts are available when they are required. Long lead time for required parts can cause delays. Earlier detection of shortages will mean earlier recoveries. In this Phase 2 project, we will address demand sensing for the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) in Jacksonville, Florida. FRCSE is one of eight fleet readiness centers commissioned by the U.S. Navy and one of only three centers that perform Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) for the F/A-18 tailhook, which will provide the use case for the project.

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