Modeling the Impact of Technology Transition on Ship Operational Capabilities

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00178-06-C-3043
Agency Tracking Number: N051-053-0796
Amount: $1,099,150.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-053
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
11220 ASSETT Loop Suite 101, Manassas, VA, 20109
DUNS: 020910951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Galen Plunkett
 Vice President Technology
 (703) 365-8970
Business Contact
 George Dasher
Title: President
Phone: (703) 365-8510
Research Institution
The objective of this research project is to develop a technology insertion planning tool that relates ship, system, and technology capabilities to prognostic design variables such as cost, schedule, and life-cycle factors. The Phase I effort under SBIR N05-053 demonstrated the feasibility of developing a Technology Insertion Planning Process (TIPP) tool that supports modeling the impact of technology transition. The TIPP tool will supplement the system development process and provide the planning perspective for guiding program upgrades and engineering trade studies. The tool will explicitly support planning for future technology insertion activities, identify when system upgrades will be required to remedy pending supportability issues, estimate total life-cycle costs associated with technology insertion. In Phase II, ASSETT will develop a prototype of the TIPP tool. Utilizing representative inputs/data, the viability of the prototype product will be demonstrated. Testing procedures will be developed to measure the effectiveness of the tool and to demonstrate the ability to work with other tools in a collaborative environment by using standard models, interfaces and languages. In addition, a plan will be developed to conduct a ship-wide validation exercise during Phase III, as well as a plan for software certification and validation.

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