Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) for Afloat Information Technology (IT) and Network Services

Period of Performance: 08/25/2016 - 08/25/2018


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Beacon Interactive Systems
307 Waverley Oaks Rd. Array
Waltham, MA 02452
Firm POC
Principal Investigator


The technology being developed will be a Scientific Innovation Lifecycle Management platform for helping to manage the PEO IWS S&T process by combining operational data-driven needs with Research and Development (R&D) processes and testing. This capability creates a fully integrated discovery, research, and development process. It provides the Navy S&T programs the ability to move from using historic and rough estimates of need and stove piped R&D processes to an integrated, collaborative, and data-driven capability which will positively impact operational costs, workforce cost, budgeting, and actual ship and equipment design. Use of the system over time will enhance transition and commercialization efforts by 1) providing more integrated program visibility into technology performance and impacts to the ship and 2) integrating data and processes throughout the technology development lifecycle and the ships lifecycle to inform S&T decision processes and end results. The S&T data analysis and decision support technology will provide the capability to combine the results of shipboard operations with ongoing S&T efforts.