Sentient Connectors for Enhanced, Integration, Test, and Mission Assurance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-09-C-7102
Agency Tracking Number: B083-001-0249
Amount: $99,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA08-001
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
Management Sciences, Inc.
6022 Constitution Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
DUNS: 094142122
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth Blemel
 Vice President
 (505) 255-8611
 ken_blemel@mgtsciences.com
Business Contact
 Marlene Blemel
Title: President
Phone: (505) 255-8611
Email: kay_blemel@mgtsciences.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The MDA SBIR organization encourages exploiting of technologies to meet critical requirements. MSI, working with Deutsch, a leading connector manufacturer, has developed a new mil-spec electrical cabling connector with an integral electronics suite called the “Sentient Connector”, made with fiber composites. In a 2007 MDA SBIR MSI engineers developed and demonstrated a software application that runs in the Sentient Connector for configuration managed safety and integrity assurance of MDA missiles and support systems. We propose new research to exploit the features of the Sentient Connector to create a new cabling and harness connector that will survive in the tough Interceptor environment and provide revolutionary value added functions that reduce production and life cycle costs through support of configuration management, signal monitoring, test instrumentation, ambiguity reduction for troubleshooting, training, mission reliability, integration and mission surety.

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