M&S Uncertainty Quantification

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,875.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-13-C-7408
Agency Tracking Number:
B12B-007-0003
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA12-T007
Solicitation Number:
2012.B
Small Business Information
OptTek Systems, Inc.
2241 17th Street, Boulder, CO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
128005423
Principal Investigator:
Franklin Grange
Vice President
(303) 882-1664
grange@opttek.com
Business Contact:
James Kelly
President
(303) 447-3255
kelly@opttek.com
Research Institution:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Mary L Crow
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN, 37831-6269
(865) 576-7343
Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
OptTek Systems, Inc (OptTek), proposes an affordable, effective UQ capability for both legacy and new BMDS M & S. The OptTek Team includes research institution partner Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and subcontractor RTSync Corporation (RTSync). The proposed BMDS M & S UQ capability maximizes insertability into existing and future MDA BMDS M & S-supported Event processes, analysis methods, architectures, simulations and frameworks. The OptTek Team will deliver systems engineering artifacts for an objective end-state BMDS M & S UQ Reference Architecture configured on RTSync"s proven Discrete Event Systems Specification (DEVS) for straightforward insertion into existing and new BMDS M & S tools. The BMDS M & S UQ capability builds on the ORNL"s methods and experience with Quantification of Margins and Uncertainties (QMU) to provide an objective measure of confidence in M & S-based results. The OptTek Team proposes innovative epistemic UQ by leveraging the Government"s prior investment in the OptDef BMDS Simulation Optimization. In the Phase I Option, the OptTek Team proposes a prototype demonstration of joint epistemic and aleatoric UQ and QMU using existing MDA BMDS M & S tools, OptDef with the Monte Carlo simulation capability in the Extended Air Defense Simulation (EADSIM). OptTek"s 20-year track record commercializing advanced algorithms and SBIR products maximizes the likelihood of commercialization success.

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