Virtual Prototyping Vehicle Electrical System Management Design Tool

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-04-C-0713
Agency Tracking Number: A032-1161
Amount: $729,983.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-229
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Solicitation Year: 2003
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-11-04
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-11-04
Small Business Information
3016 Covington Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47906
DUNS: 161183322
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Charles Lucas
 Manager, Computer & Netwo
 (765) 464-8997
Business Contact
 Paul Krause
Title: President
Phone: (765) 464-8997
Research Institution
Complex engineered systems such as the power systems of tactical vehicles and advanced weapon systems involve a broad spectrum of technologies and interactive subsystems that must work synergistically. Due to the interdependencies between subsystems and the ever present re-design process, it is becoming increasingly important to establish a flexible virtual prototyping design and analysis infrastructure that facilitates the investigation of interactions between subsystems and promotes the collaboration between individual groups and organizations involved in the design, analysis, and/or development of complex “systems of systems.” Moreover, this type of simulation infrastructure would provide system integrators and program managers with a rapid and easy-to-use means of establishing proof-of-concept for new systems, evaluating competitive system configurations or architectures at a system level and, after the candidate architecture is selected and a more detailed design phase is entered, tracking and managing the progress of the detailed system design. Such an infrastructure could also be useful throughout the life cycle of a military platform for analyzing potential field problems, evaluating technology enhancements/retrofits, and/or personnel training. The proof-of-concept and viability of such a capability were established in Phase I. The Phase II research will be focused upon the next steps in the development of this virtual prototyping vehicle electrical system management design tool.

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