NASA SBIR 2006 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER:06 X1.02-8978
SUBTOPIC TITLE:System Lifecycle Integration of Cost and Risk Models
PROPOSAL TITLE:I-RaCM: A Fully Integrated Risk and Lifecycle Cost Model

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
SPACEWORKS ENGINEERING, INC. (SEI)
1200 Ashwood Parkway, Suite 506
Atlanta, GA 30338-4747
(770) 379-8007

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dominic   DePasquale
dominic.depasquale@sei.aero
1200 Ashwood Parkway, Suite 506
Atlanta, GA  30338-4747
(770) 379-8007

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT ( Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
SpaceWorks Engineering, Inc. (SEI) proposes development of the Integrated Risk and Cost Model I-RaCM, as the innovation to meet the need for integrated cost and risk assessment early in the design of a new system. I-RaCM will integrate a diverse set of new and industry-standard tools used for life cycle cost, operations, reliability modeling, and estimation of technology development costs. The I-RaCM platform will provide seamless integration between tools, perform all data exchange, and interface with the performance disciplines.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ( Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
A software product for use by NASA to determine financing, long-term support costs, evaluate the impact of risk and reliability on mission success, and assess the economic case for a venture.

A spin-off software product, service, or consultancy where early consideration of cost and risk is important. Use in consultation work by SEI to support government or industry space concept design, development, and analysis.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ( Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
A software product for use by commercial space companies or financial analysts to determine financing, long-term support costs, evaluate the impact of risk and reliability on mission success, and assess the economic case for a venture.

A stand-alone software product for use by NASA, Air Force, NRO, and other government aerospace and defense agencies.

A spin-off software product, service, or consultancy for sale to other government agencies and commercial organizations where early consideration of cost and risk is important.
Use in consultation work by SEI to support government or industry space concept design, development, and analysis.

NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING
Operations Concepts and Requirements
Software Development Environments
Software Tools for Distributed Analysis and Simulation
Spaceport Infrastructure and Safety


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