Decision Support Aiding for Human-Systems Acquisition

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-C-0052
Agency Tracking Number: N092-150-0246
Amount: $423,080.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N092-150
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Donald Conroy
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 429-3302
 dconroy@fti-net.com
Business Contact
 Rhonda Adawi
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (805) 685-6672
Email: radawi@fti-net.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
As the Navy continues to emphasize the Naval Capabilities Development Process for evaluating material and non-material solutions, the importance of quantifying the effects of Human Systems Integration (HSI) continues to increase. The objective of this Phase II SBIR is to provide Navy analysts comprehensive insight into the impact HSI factors have on system level performance and total ownership cost (TOC). The decision support tool will support a multi-step process that assesses the human performance requirements of new systems and technologies, compares that with existing systems, and estimates the manpower, personnel and training costs needed to operate and support the new system. The results will be displayed in a multi-dimensional trade space that considers the cost, schedule, performance, and risk. At the heart of the framework will be a Human Performance Assessment Tool that can be tailored based on the level of system design knowledge available at different stages in the acquisition life cycle. Existing cost systems and models will be leveraged and integrated with FTI"s affordability tool infrastructure to minimize development risks and costs. The Phase II program will verify the prototype design through extensive use case and scenario testing, and culminate in a complete demonstration on a Navy program.

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