OptCrew: Optimized Manning and Crew Design Tools for Future Surface and Undersea Platforms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$69,951.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-09-M-0176
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-071-0325
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N091-071
Solicitation Number:
2009.1
Small Business Information
OptTek Systems, Inc.
1919 Seventh Street, Boulder, CO, 80302
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
128005423
Principal Investigator
 James Kelly
 CEO
 (303) 447-3255
 kelly@opttek.com
Business Contact
 Jay April
Title: CEO
Phone: (303) 447-3255
Email: april@opttek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Recognizing the need to reduce manpower costs overall, the Navy has undertaken new strategies in weapon systems design, with a focus on significantly reducing manpower and workload requirements. The necessary next step is to develop OptCrew, a suite of tools and models to help identify the optimal design for future platforms, providing a balance of system capability with human affordability without sacrificing mission effectiveness. OptCrew will help manpower planners identify high workload drivers and other design aspects that drive excessive manpower costs, such as lengthy training pipelines or maintenance requirements that may be workload-intensive or require training-intensive skill sets. Furthermore, these will be linked to specific operational contexts in order to formulate the appropriate metrics, necessary for the quantitative analyses of the proposed alternatives.

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