Design, Analysis, and Optimization Environment for Directed Energy Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,994.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9451-07-M-0081
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-004-1055
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF071-004
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Small Business Information
MZA ASSOC. CORP.
2021 Girard Blvd, SE, Suite 150, Albuquerque, NM, 87106
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
794350025
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Coy
Vice-President
(505) 245-9970
coy@mza.com
Business Contact:
Robert Praus
President
(505) 245-9970
praus@mza.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to develop a comprehensive model-based system engineering environment designed to support the design, development and optimization of directed energy systems, including both high powered microwave (HPM) and high energy laser (HEL) systems. We propose to demonstrate the feasibility and utility of this environment by showing how it could be applied in the design, development, and optimization of a DE system to be carried aboard a representative Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), with the capability to develop and evaluate both HPM and HEL-based system designs within the same framework. The proposed environment would be designed to support all phases of the design and development process, from the first “what-if” games all the way through concept evaluation, design, implementation, incremental integration, and testing. It would provide powerful integrated facilities for automated system level design optimization based on user-defined requirements, priorities, and constraints. Our ultimate objective is to provide to the DE R&D community a model-based system engineering platform on par with the kinds of virtual engineering environments which have already revolutionized the automotive and aircraft industries.

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