OptDef: BMDS-Level Simulation Optimization

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,981.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-09-C-7151
Award Id:
91585
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-036-0052
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1919 Seventh Street, Boulder, CO, 80302
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
128005423
Principal Investigator:
James Kelly
CEO
(303) 447-3255
kelly@opttek.com
Business Contact:
Jay April
Chief Development Officer
(303) 447-3255
april@opttek.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
OptTek proposes to create a new methodology and tool set, "OptDef," that will provide MDA a capability to optimize Ballistic Missile Defense systems-a capability that will enable MDA to answer credibly not only "what if?," but also "what's best?" and "why this and not that?" OptDef will build on proven OptTek-proprietary technologies in simulation optimization that will leverage MDA's investment in such credible and accredited BMDS-level performance tools as SABER, CAPS, I-SIM, DE Sim and LIDS. OptDef will significantly increase the effective utility of BMDS simulation models, allowing analysts to optimize more than 10,000 continuous and/or discrete system decision variables. OptDef's technology will seamlessly integrate with MDA simulation systems without modifying or affecting the simulation systems in any way. Toward fulfillment of this SBIR's long-term objective, Phase I will address the following technical objectives: Provide and validate initial formulation of OptDef framework and technical requirements Develop and verify initial design concept for the OptDef framework and enabling software components, including presentation of BMDS-level performance Demonstrate proof-of-concept of key enabling simulation optimization using prototype OptDef optimization software

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