Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Manufacturing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Amount:
$299,620.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
SB1341-11-CN-0086
Agency Tracking Number:
221-73-2011
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
9.07.01.2-R
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
BIMCON Inc.
2957 Brentwood Road, W. Bloomfield, MI, 48323-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
170424480
Principal Investigator:
Krishna Murthy
(248) 875-6591
kmurthy@bimcon.com
Business Contact:
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Our vision is that of an integrated decision support solution that transforms the current time-consuming and reactive (post-design) sustainability assessment of a product into a proactive approach available in the early design phases. This solution called Sustainability Integrated into Early Design (SIED) will deliver lifecycle sustainability data into early design processes and focus primarily on the key area of target cascading, which does not exist for sustainability metrics, such as carbon footprint. The objective of this SBIR Phase 2 proposal is to extend our Phase 1 research and findings toward the development of a fully functional prototype that forms the basis of future commercialization. Phase 2 work focuses on developing specialized information representations and a set of procedures/algorithms fundamental to the working of this framework with significance focus on developing a fully functional prototype that will be deployed and tested at our industry collaborators.

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