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System Automation That Will Support Reduced Manning On Submarines (Component-Level Distributed Control System Technology)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-05-C-4118
Agency Tracking Number: N031-1533
Amount: $2,245,900.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N03-049
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2003
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-10-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-12-30
Small Business Information
9500 Innovation Drive
Manassas, VA 20110
United States
DUNS: 945837219
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Marsden Davis
 Project Manager
 (703) 368-6107
 mdavis@progeny.net
Business Contact
 Walter Kitonis III
Title: President / CEO
Phone: (703) 368-6107
Email: wkitonis@progeny.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

This proposal covers adaptation of technology to improve Navy operations in general. An important aspect of a process and approach that facilitates technology infusion is its ability to provide "the right data, anytime, anywhere in the system". Through careful consideration of system architectures, the data availability of current systems could be extended. Thus, the addition of new processing capability using commercial hardware/software could be made without major rework of the existing system data distribution architecture. One specific objective is to create a prototype system that uses the NTDPS system software, including ICAS software, to demonstrate an end-to-end solution for manning reduction can be developed that: senses remotely, passes the information via a wireless and wired network, evaluates data against logic, and can subsequently control and actuate three generic valve types. This to prototype coupled with an understanding of human task performance allows us to develop a methodology to shift human performance of tasks to technology performance of tasks. Because Phase I focused on: Human Systems Integration (HSI); Electronics Simplification; Technology Insertion, and System Operability and Maintainability, a second object is the selection of the PEO SUB Financial Management Information System (FMIS) as a candidate for technology infusion.

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