OptDef: BMDS-Level Simulation Optimization

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7268
Agency Tracking Number: B083-036-0052
Amount: $749,929.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA 08-036
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2241 Seventeenth Street, Boulder, CO, 80302
DUNS: 128005423
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Kelly
 (303) 447-3255
Business Contact
 Jay April
Title: Chief Development Officer
Phone: (303) 447-3255
Email: april@opttek.com
Research Institution
OptTek proposes to create a new methodology and tool set, "OptDef," to provide MDA a capability to optimize Ballistic Missile Defense systems-a capability that will enable MDA to answer credibly not only "what if?", but also "what's best?" and "why this and not that?" OptDef will build on proven OptTek-proprietary technologies in simulation optimization that will leverage MDA's investment in such credible and accredited BMDS-level performance tools as SABER, CAPS, I-SIM, DE Sim and LIDS. OptDef will significantly increase the effective utility of BMDS simulation models allowing analysts to optimize more than 10,000 continuous and/or discrete system decision variables. OptDef's technology will seamlessly integrate with MDA simulation systems without modifying or affecting the simulation systems in any way. Toward fulfillment of this SBIR's long-term objective, the technical objectives for this proposal fall into three categories - Software Integration, Optimization Technology, and System Analyses. The Software Integration component will address the mechanics of coupling OptDef with DSA and other systems of simulations. The Optimization Technology objectives will focus on development of specific algorithms and techniques to enhance the utility of OptDef for MDA applications. Finally, the System Analyses component of this project will provide analysis support for the war-fighter using OptDef.

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