Missile Defense Agency Grants Phase II Enhancement Small Business Innovative Research Award

OptTek Systems, Inc., was awarded a Phase II Enhancement Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract by the United States Missile Defense Agency to continue to develop optimization methods and enabling software for simulation modeling. Simulation models are available to formulate and analyze a wide variety of military, government, and commercial problems. OptTek has created an optimization and analysis toolkit, OptDef, to provide MDA a capability to optimize Ballistic Missile Defense systems—a capability that enables MDA to answer credibly not only “what if?”, but also “what’s best?” and “why this and not that?”

The OptDef technology enhances MDA’s current suite of modeling and simulation frameworks. OptDefbuilds on proven OptTek-proprietary technologies in simulation optimization that leverages MDA’sinvestment in BMDS-level performance tools and seamlessly integrates with MDA simulation systems without modifying or affecting the simulation systems in any way. The total value of the Phase II award is $500,000 over twelve months.

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