Test Range Asset Management System - Operational Analytics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$735,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8651-10-C-0136
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-162-1009a
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF071-162
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Small Business Information
DECISION SCIENCES, INC.
2018-B Lewis Turner Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, FL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
783510167
Principal Investigator:
Tony Giordano
Solution Architect
(850) 864-2552
tgiordano@dsifl.com
Business Contact:
Robert Roy
Vice-President
(850) 864-2552
reroy@dsifl.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
TRAMS is a system that brings commercial best-practices to military range operations to allow these organizations to meet today’s requirements of increased capability, expanding customer bases, coordination with civilian agencies, and reduced budgets. This phase of TRAMS follows previous efforts to formalize the range baseline of sites, capabilities, customers, and assets at the Eglin Test and Training Center (ETTC). TRAMS brings an innovative approach to range management by: promoting the consolidation of data views and analysis in a single set of tools, applying state-of-the-art visualization technology that is both powerful and inexpensive to acquire – the basic version of mapping technology is free, providing analysis tools and techniques that provide both horizontal (across organizational boundaries) and vertical (deep inspection) insight into actual and planned usage, and (4) promoting the use of repeatable analysis and proactive communications. To increase the value of TRAMS, its design is capable of being easily applied to other bases besides the ETTC. Minimizing obsolescence and maximizing reuse are common themes in the commercial world. TRAMS is designed for both of these capabilities and can handle the test of time. TRAMS will benefit government and contractors that are involved with operating and maintaining our nation’s test/training ranges. BENEFIT: Adding Operational Analytics to the TRAMS Range Baseline system will allow the DoD (and its Range Support contractors) to achieve the efficiency improvements and to improve its planning abilities in the same fashion as modern, successful commercial organizations. TRAMS Operational Analytics will provide the ability to visualize information composed of disparate data sources and across multiple organizations. It will also provide the capability to analyze data using this composite information. The cross-domain analysis and inspection will reduce the likelihood of schedule conflicts, will allow Range Operations and Management personnel to minimize waste in regards to personnel, tasks, locations of work, transit times, equipment maintenance, site preparation/reconstitution, and many other potential sources of inefficiencies. Commercial ventures understand that information is their most valuable asset. And that its value grows exponentially as more types of information are combined into a unified, composite system. The composite view of information provided by TRAMS Operational Analytics will create a more sound basis for planning decisions and, therefore, remove the need to leave ‘play’ or ‘margin’ in schedules and asset allocation. Reducing the ‘play’ involved in future planning will allow the government and its commercial partners to maintain and operate our military ranges in a more efficient manner. TRAMS has the potential to be used at most Major Range and Test Facility Bases throughout the US and will benefit the DoD services that control these ranges, the support contractors that assist with operations and maintenance on the ranges, and with the military and contractor companies that design, manufacture, and test equipment. Furthermore, with the ever-increasing amount of joint-use bases, TRAMS has the potential to also benefit the training missions that often share space and assets in the test environments.

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