Methods to Assess Technology Insertion Impact and Optimized Manning

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-05-M-0119
Agency Tracking Number: N051-047-1393
Amount: $99,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-047
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
SIMULEX, INC.
3000 Kent Avenue, West Lafayette, IN, 47906
DUNS: 100671606
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Chee Foong
 Senior Systems Architect
 (765) 463-2690
 cfoong@simulexinc.com
Business Contact
 Alok Chaturvedi
Title: Chief Technology Officer
Phone: (765) 463-2690
Email: achaturvedi@simulexinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The process of implementing and evaluating new and sometimes disruptive technologies on U.S. Navy ships and other maritime vessels is lengthy and intense. Micro-level changes in technology can cause macro-level changes to emerge that ripple through the ship infrastructure and radically impact business processes and ultimately the sailor. The sustainability and survivability of ships is determined by the degree to which information and other technologies permit crew to execute business processes and operate ship's infrastructure. We propose a multi-agent modeling and simulation platform to help predict the impact of technology insertions in the Navy ships. Our approach to achieving this objective is to develop and exercise human (crew), process (workflow) and infrastructure models using intelligent agents, which are programmed with the behaviors and rules required for interacting in a ship SoS.

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