Vehicle Enterprise Computational Reliability Software (ECRS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,939.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W56HZV-06-C-0585
Award Id:
74115
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-228-2352
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
750 Old Hickory Blvd, Building 2, Suite 270, Brentwood, TN, 37027
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
128193997
Principal Investigator:
AnimeshDey
CPDO
(615) 372-0299
adey@vextec.com
Business Contact:
LorenNasser
President
(615) 372-0299
Lnasser@vextec.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
As the Army's current fielded ground combat and combat support systems continue to age, there are increasing performance and reliability issues being encountered by our troops. Vehicles and equipment once designed using the best practices available at the time, can now be better engineered through state-of-the-art computational processing through coupling of engineering, business and maintenance systems. The proposed solution is the development of Enterprise Computational Reliability Software (ERCS) as a revolutionary new business process within the Army and its industrial base that will enable improved readiness forecasting, accelerated product development, and enable a new acquisition mindset for considering reliability forecasts as well as cost bids in vendor selection. Within the conventional engineering environment, the product designer selects the individual components that make up the product system. ERCS accesses component variability information from connected databases and performs many virtual representations of product functioning even considering sales schedules, maintenance strategies and varying usage scenarios. The results are viewed at the design level so that engineering and cost trade studies can be performed before final design while prime contractor and Army leadership monitor design progress to ensure that all objectives are met.

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