OptDef: BMDS-Level Simulation Optimization

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-09-C-7151
Agency Tracking Number: B083-036-0052
Amount: $99,981.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA08-036
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
1919 Seventh Street, Boulder, CO, 80302
DUNS: 128005423
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Kelly
 (303) 447-3255
Business Contact
 Jay April
Title: Chief Development Officer
Phone: (303) 447-3255
Email: april@opttek.com
Research Institution
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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