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SHARP: High Velocity Maintenance Smart Overhaul and Repair

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8501-12-C-0023
Agency Tracking Number: F051-107-0696b
Amount: $643,282.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-107
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-04-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
6011 West Courtyard Drive Bldg 5, Suite 300
Austin, TX -
United States
DUNS: 158034665
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Brian Michalk
 Principle Investigator
 (512) 682-4739
Business Contact
 Irene Williams
Title: CEO
Phone: (512) 682-4700
Research Institution

ABSTRACT: SHARP Phase II Option provides a system that creates optimized HVM schedules for the repair of the aircraft fleet at WR/ALC. The technology solves planning problems similar to those encountered in work scope optimization, strategic logistics and prognostic logistics, which are all needs in HVM. SHARP produced schedules are constantly improved by genetic algorithms which are informed by existing scheduling systems, and other automated administrative systems. Disruptions to an optimal schedule such as discovery of a needed repair after inspection are accounted for, and incorporated into the plan, resulting in a new optimized schedule. This optimization process continuously monitors all data streams, finding efficiencies in the defined business process. The implementation of the SHARP proof of concept requires input streams from W/O and MRO systems. The system is managed from an administrative console at the instance of the server. Mechanics and facility managers can access schedules from a web page. A dispatcher through a web page approves repair procedures, and can also modify priority of schedules to reflect current situational needs. BENEFIT: The ten year induction schedule assists WR/ALC and its customers with the management of aircraft, and budgeting needs. The shorter 90 day post-induction schedule assists managers and mechanics by providing: Smooth billing and usage rates Allocation of facilities to prevent over-capacity Minimization of employee downtime between repairs Accurate delivery dates of aircraft to customers through the reduction of simultaneous multiple claims to a facility

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