Modeling the Impact of Technology Transition on Ship Operational Capabilities

Period of Performance: 07/31/2006 - 06/28/2010


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Simventions, Inc.
100 Riverside Parkway Array
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Principal Investigator


Technology Insertion and Planning is a highly complex problem space, with lots of views as to importance and priority. As part of our Phase I work, we took a sampling from the group of contacts provided by the Technical Representative, and their paraphrased thoughts include the following needs: business case analysis tools for technology insertion, enterprise risk assessment tools, enterprise Return on Investment tools, and tools that assist in assessing Measures of Effectiveness (MOE). Based on these comments SimVentions is focusing their Phase II approach on three main objectives: 1) Collaborative Tool Framework (CTF) that would be capable of supporting all of the issues raised by the topic itself, as well as the issues raised above; 2) a Collaborative Development Partnership (CDP) allowing multiple parties (i.e., commercial, government, academia) to tackle aspects of the problem, knowing that their particular solution will fit into a larger context and solution space allowing problem to be broken down into manageable pieces and attacked by more than one organization; and 3) identify and conceptualize a set of tools, we term SIFT that can mine a data farm and provide synchronized solutions to technology insertion problems as they relate to schedule, risk, cost, and performance.