modeling and simulation

September 7, 2021
 

Radiance Technologies Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $13,169,089 modification (P00007) to exercise an option to previously awarded contract HR0011-20-C-0146 for the Secure Advanced Framework for Simulation and Modeling (SAFE-SiM) program. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $23,410,995 from $10,241,906. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Chantilly, Virginia; San Diego, California; and Rome, New York, with an expected completion date of January 2023. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,500,000 are being obligated at the time of award.

April 19, 2021
 

Haifa, Israel-based Elbit Systems Ltd. was awarded a contract valued at approximately $1.65 billion for the establishment and operation of the International Flight Training Center of the Hellenic Air Force, as part of an agreement between the Israeli Ministry of Defense and the Hellenic Ministry of National Defense. The contract will be performed over a period of approximately 20 years and will include price indexation.

April 14, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
A Falcon 9 rocket carrying SpaceX’s Starlink L-23 payload launches from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, April 7. As the United States increases its posture in space, it needs better space intelligence to support its missions, experts say. Credit: U.S. Space Force photo by Airman First Class Thomas Sjoberg

The United States military has to broaden its space-based intelligence capabilities, to provide astute situational awareness and analysis to conducting space-related missions, as the threats to the domain rise. Those in the sector have been warning that space had become a threatened domain for the last decade, said Lara Schmidt, principal director, Strategic and Global Awareness Directorate, The Aerospace Corporation. Today there are about 70 nations operating in space in one way or another.

April 6, 2021
 

The U.S. Army selected Reston, Virginia-based Science Applications International Corp. for a $800 million cost plus fixed-fee, single-award contract to provide engineering and professional support services to the Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Aviation & Missile Center, Software, Simulation, Systems Engineering and Integration Directorate.

February 17, 2021
 

PSI Pax Inc.,* California, Maryland, is awarded an $8,746,948 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable order (N00421-21-F-3001) against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00178-19-D-8356. This order provides Air Traffic Control (ATC) systems technical, engineering and management support including landing, approach, area control and expeditionary systems and modeling, simulation, fleet sustainment and integration of ATC systems with future manned and unmanned air combat vehicles in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Webster Outlying Field, ATC and Landing Systems Division. Work will be performed in St.

February 4, 2021
 

Invictus International Consulting LLC, Alexandria, Virginia, has been awarded a $97,943,684 cost-reimbursement contract for Operational Simulated Cyber Environment Resiliency Software prototype/hardware. The contract provides for research and development of capabilities in modeling, simulation and testing cyber technologies across the full spectrum of cyber operations to aid the Air Force and the Department of Defense (DOD). Research and further development will provide the Air Force and DOD with next generation cyber tools and technologies that enhance cyber resiliency and can be rapidly transitioned and integrated to support Cyber Mission Forces.

August 26, 2020
 

Radiance Technologies Inc,* Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $10,110,811 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency research project for the Secure Advanced Framework for Simulation and Modeling (SAFE-SiM) program. SAFE-SiM seeks to build a government-owned and controlled, faster-than-real time modeling and simulation (M&S) capability for theater-wide, mission-level M&S. This capability would enable rapid analysis supporting senior-level decisions for concept of operations development, force structure composition, resource allocation and targeted technology insertion.

March 24, 2020
 

The FlightSafety Services Corp., Centennial, Colorado, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $25,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, single-award contract for a multi-country KC-46 aircrew and maintenance simulator training. The contractor will provide KC-46 aircrew and maintenance training to support the U.S. government and Air Force Security Assistance Training international partners' mission objectives. Work will be performed at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and is expected to be completed September 2026.  This is a sole-source requirement as the FlightSafety Corp., in accordance with 10 U.S.

June 5, 2019
 

QTEC Aerospace, Huntsville, Alabama is being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum amount of $9,608,653. Under the new contract, the contractor will use PreACT capabilities, integrated with the Government's Modeling, Simulation, Software and Analysis lab and resources, to identify, model and evaluate available non-traditional data, tools and abilities for integration into the Ballistic Missile Defense System. A task order in the amount of $2,217,298 is being issued. The work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama. The ordering period and the period of performance is five years from the date of award. The contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business O

April 11, 2019
 

American Electronic Warfare Associates Inc., California, Maryland, is awarded a $99,749,577 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The contract provides engineering and technical services in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Battlespace Modeling and Simulation.

December 7, 2018
 

Riptide Software Inc.,* Oviedo, Florida, was awarded a $103,221,000 hybrid (cost, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price) contract to work on the One Semi-Automated Forces system, known as the OneSAF. OneSAF is a next-generation, entity-level modeling and simulation software system that supports both Computer Generated Forces and Semi-Automated Forces applications. Bids were solicited with three received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of December 5, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-19-D-0003).

 *Small Business

November 20, 2018
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., Rotary and Mission Systems, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is being competitively awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a maximum amount of $240,000,000. Under the new contract, the contractor will support the development, deployment and sustainment of the Objective Simulation Framework Modeling & Simulation framework that leverages existing or mature capabilities with a modular, scalable, reconfigurable, and composeable architecture. A task order in the amount of $49,703,444 is being issued immediately after the award of this contract. The work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama. The ordering period is from November 19, 2018, through November 18, 2023.

July 2, 2018
 

Zel Technologies LLC, Hampton, Virginia, has been awarded a $20,000,000 firm-fixed-price, with a cost-reimbursable line item, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for radiochemistry laboratory support, program management, simulation and modeling support, and nuclear physics/engineering subject matter expertise. The contract provides for radiation safety services, radiochemistry laboratory services, simulation, modeling and system integration, expert panel and subject matter expertise, and research and development services. Work will be performed at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida; and Melbourne, Florida, and is expected to be completed by May 31, 2023.

November 14, 2017
 

Millennium Engineering and Integration Company,* Arlington, Virginia, has been awarded a $90,853,338 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development of system and component technologies utilizing modeling simulation software and analysis for advanced technology concepts. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 10 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of November 6, 2022. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-18-D-0003). *Small Business

 

September 12, 2017
 

Engility Corporation, Andover, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $49,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide research and development for Kinetic Kill Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) Simulation Technology for Advanced Research. The contract provides for the development of multi-spectral and multi-modal phenomenology modeling capabilities, to advance the start-of-the-art of HWIL test technology and to perform a critical role in the research, development and transition of Air Force munitions through the use of integrated guidance simulation. The location of performance is Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, with the ordering period expected to be complete by August 31, 2022. This is a competitive award under broad agency

August 9, 2017
By George I. Seffers

Lt. Gen. Mark Bowman, USA (Ret.), former director of command, control, communications and computers/cyber for the Joint Staff, paints a dire picture of future warfare. The next war, he says, will begin with wave after wave of cyber and electronic warfare attacks that our nation is not prepared for. Although the Army is making strides in training the cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA) force, the service may not be able to address all scenarios in a training environment.

April 17, 2017
 
The Defense Advanced Research Projects is seeking information on advanced war gaming and modeling and simulation concepts.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office is requesting information on scalable, interactive gaming or war gaming approaches simultaneously spanning a large number of space and time scales with the goal of assessing a wide range of possible competitive outcomes and strategies using a range of human decision-making strategies.

June 15, 2016
 

Shape Technologies LLC, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded an $8,154,767 primarily firm-fixed-price contract for technical engineering support and exercise simulation generation support. Contractor will provide support for the Modeling and Simulations Operations Branch of the Joint Exercise and Training Directorate of Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command; and for the Modeling and Simulation Branch of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. Work will be performed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; and Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, and is expected to be complete by December 12, 2021.

March 14, 2016
 

Cole Engineering Services Inc., Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $67,320,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Air Force Modeling and Simulation Training Toolkit program. Contractor will provide a set of software tools that provide a complete constructive simulated theater-level air warfare environment. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be complete by March 10, 2021. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with six offers received. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation; and operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,965,959 are being obligated for the first delivery order at the time of award.

June 12, 2015
 

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Systems Engineering Solutions, Boulder, Colorado, was awarded on May 11, 2015, a not-to-exceed $11,145,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for laser target interaction modeling and simulation. Contractor will conduct research leading to the development of advanced computational methods for predicting the physical phenomenology resulting from high energy laser interactions. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by May 8, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 10 offers received.

April 14, 2015
 

Gleason Research Associates Inc., Columbia, Maryland, was awarded a $10,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for modeling and simulation of vehicle protection systems. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of April 12, 2020. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. The Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W911QX-15-D-0012).

December 15, 2014
 

Infoscitex Corp., Waltham, Massachusetts, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $98,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for aerospace systems technologies and simulation-based research and development capabilities. Contractor will provide aerospace systems technology development focused on technology research areas, which include but are not limited to flight-control laws, automation, autonomy, cooperative control and vehicle integrity management.

April 15, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration has issued a request for proposals to further develop “extreme scale” supercomputer technology under the FastForward program. Contracts will total about $100 million and the funding period will be from July 2014 to November 2016. Proposals are due May 9.

September 23, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

March 27, 2013
 

Sandia National Laboratories has signed an umbrella Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Caterpillar Incorporated that covers multiple projects over the next three years. Though Caterpillar is best known for large construction and mining equipment, the CRADA authorizes work in computer and computational science, information and data analysis, mathematics, engineering science and high-performance computing. Technical categories covered by the agreement include simulation design exploration, advanced analytics, multiphysics engineering modeling and simulation, and high-performance computing.

February 28, 2013
George I. Seffers

As the U.S. government wrestles with its myriad budgetary woes, training, modeling and simulation can provide substantial savings in a variety of ways, according to officials speaking on the Training, Modeling and Simulation panel at the AFCEA Homeland Security Conference in Washington, D.C.

“With the economic turmoil that we find ourselves in today, where we have to simultaneously reduce costs while protecting the homeland, I believe we are now in a period where modeling and simulation and virtual reality methodologies are not really an aid to live training, they are indispensable,” said Sandy Peavy, chief information officer, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Homeland Security Department (DHS).

October 24, 2012
George I. Seffers

Alion Science and Technology, McLean, Va., has been awarded a $63 million competitive award on the Software, Networks, Information, Modeling and Simulation (SNIM) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. Alion has been providing modeling and simulation technical support of the Navy Warfare Development Command in the areas of software development, systems integration, analysis and event support through technologies including Joint Semi-Automated Forces, Joint Simulation Bus and various command, control, communications, computers and intelligence systems for many years.

August 31, 2011
By George Seffers

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, was awarded a $135.5 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research services in advanced modeling and simulation, capitalizing on research and development in disciplines with the entertainment industry. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Durham, North Carolina, is the contracting activity.

June 24, 2011
By George Seffers

Kratos Digital Fusion Solutions Incorporated, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded approximately $23 million for research, development, modeling, and simulation capabilities for innovative and comprehensive research and development efforts in the highly coupled areas and intersections of modeling and simulation, computational fluid dynamics, aerodynamic heating and advanced weapons concepts. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

June 17, 2011
By George Seffers

ITT Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia, has been awarded a more than $9 million contract to provide for research and development efforts in the area of modeling, simulation, and analysis for chemical biological smoke and obscurants. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

May 20, 2011
By George Seffers

Chesapeake Technology International, California, Maryland, is being awarded a nearly $7 million contract modification to provide additional funding for system engineering services for test support, in-service engineering, fleet introduction, installation and checkout, and data requirements in support of the Improved Capability III EA-6B flight simulator and USQ-113 communication jamming and receiver simulation. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity.

May 6, 2011
By George Seffers

Alatec Incorporated, Huntsville, Alabama, was recently awarded a roughly $13 million contract to provide personnel expertise, analysis skills, studies, modeling, simulation and information technology services for White Sands Missile Range. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, is the contracting activity.

April 5, 2011
By George Seffers

CACI Incorporated, Federal, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a nearly $11 increase in scope modification to a previously-awarded contract for scientific, technical, and administrative intelligence-related services. Services provided will involve creating end-user knowledge from intelligence data and products and managing human systems interface of knowledge through processes such as modeling and simulation. Additionally, services will include providing weapon systems science, technology, engineering, and logistics services and support, providing security support services for both collateral and compartmented facilities and programs, providing other administrative and technical services such as preparing technical documents, drafting

December 21, 2010
By George Seffers

Alion Science and Technology has recently been awarded a $1 million contract to lead a modeling and simulation research effort that could help enhance the field of prosthetic limbs for wounded soldiers. The 18-month, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity will explore affordable and improved approaches in bringing robotic control technology to the field of prosthetic limbs. Alion will develop a protocol and modeling tool for robotic, upper limb prosthetics that may lead to the development of an affordable, lightweight, prosthetic device that is more functional to the amputee, more power-efficient and has an extended battery life.

September 13, 2010
By George Seffers

Alion Science and Technology is continuing to support the U.S. Army Modeling and Simulation Office under a task order valued at more than $3 million. Alion will continue to provide subject matter expertise and services to support the Army Modeling and Simulation Office and the Modeling and Simulation Proponent Office's mission to train and supply qualified modeling and simulation professionals to the Army, recruit and manage the modeling and simulation community to best meet the Army's warfighting needs and to create a fully trained Army modeling and simulation community.

November 1, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman
Emergency responders not only can enjoy common situational awareness from consolidated data sources, they also can simulate how an emergency may be unfolding and deploy forces accordingly.

Emergency responders may be able to anticipate unfolding disasters before they have to respond, as a result of a new system that combines situational input with simulation. When floodwaters are rising or a fire is spewing toxic fumes, emergency personnel can simulate in real time how the threat might expand and evolve and plan their responses accordingly.

The system incorporates modules that allow it to simulate and predict how a disaster scenario might evolve. Different emergency response groups can use it to coordinate activities. With its situational awareness inputs, this permits responders to stay a step ahead of an unfolding disaster while ensuring an efficient, coordinated response during and after the emergency.

August 1, 2014
By Rita Boland
Virtual Battle Space (VBS) 3 offers options for advanced customization of avatars including physical fitness levels and special skills.

Virtual training for U.S. Army soldiers advanced in both capability and fidelity recently with the release of Virtual Battle Space 3. Designed for units at the company level or below, its flexibility makes it applicable to the range of Army missions, reducing costs and logistics needs for users.

January 1, 2014
By Rita Boland
A 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division Soldier stands before a Stryker vehicle integrated with Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 mobile network equipment and receives data from his handheld Nett Warrior device during last fall’s Network Integration Evaluation 14.1.

The U.S. Army is adjusting its Network Integration Evaluations to facilitate acquisitions more rapidly. Calls from industry and soldiers themselves have precipitated the moves. As companies face reduced funding streams, and technology advances in increasingly shorter intervals, implementing briefer time frames between testing and deployment is imperative to remaining viable on and off the field.

July 1, 2013
By Max Cacas

Rear Adm. Robert Day Jr., USCG, assistant U.S. Coast Guard commandant for command, control, communications and information technology, sees the Joint Information Environment as an opportunity to resolve some of the most pressing information technology problems in the years to come as he faces a future with more challenges and fewer resources. He says a military-wide common operating environment will establish “enterprisewide mandates that programs cannot ignore.”

June 21, 2013
By Max Cacas
The U.S. Army has a long history of using supercomputers to further research and development toward meeting warfighter needs. A historical display of past Army supercomputers was part of the dedication of the new Army Supercomputing center.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, has unveiled two new supercomputers that are among the fastest and most powerful devices of their kind. The devices are part of a recently opened supercomputing center that is the new locus of the service’s use of high-speed computing not only for basic scientific research and development, but also to solve basic warfighter needs using the latest available technologies.

February 1, 2013
By Rita Boland
U.S. Air Forces Europe (USAFE) fire emergency personnel will soon receive the Advanced Disaster Management Simulator that will offer them more realistic simulations of disaster scenarios.

Emergency responders working under U.S. Air Forces Europe are preparing to receive an advanced simulation trainer that they expect will greatly improve the realism and efficacy of their training. Though procured mainly for firefighters, the system can be employed to exercise many types of crisis situations. Other organizations around the world already are using it for different purposes while benefitting from one another’s efforts. Anytime one user makes an improvement, that knowledge is shared with everyone, creating a constantly evolving capability.

February 11, 2013
By Max Cacas

Earthbound technologies and computer programming that make most popular video games possible are driving development of the remote-controlled robots now in use by NASA in the unmanned exploration of Mars and the solar system. Those improvements in both hardware and software also spur innovation in the next generation of robots envisioned for use by government and industry. That is important because NASA recently has proposed a new, multiyear program of sending robot explorers to Mars, culminating in the launch of another large scientific rover in the year 2020.

October 11, 2012
By Rita Boland

Big data can mean big problems for the people trying to derive usable information from a large number of sources. Since coming into existence in March, the Scalable Data Management, Analysis and Visualization Institute has made strides to resolve this issue for programs running on supercomputers. The young organization’s efforts have applicability to a variety of scientific fields—including nuclear physics—and its tools are open source so others can take advantage of the findings.

August 17, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

 

During a typical experiment, the Boeing Company’s Analysis, Modeling, Simulation and Experimentation (AMSE) team hosts clients in one of their many facilities worldwide to participate and offer feedback.

Engineers bridge the gap between reality and possibilities.

August 17, 2009
By Rita Boland

 

Homeland security and military research at VMASC provides cutting-edge developments in the area of modeling and simulation for use by government, industry and other academic partners in developing applications to support military and homeland security operations at home and abroad.

August 17, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

 

Steven Aguiar’s Second Life avatar stands on the causeway of a virtual submarine. Aguiar is the project lead of Second Life Strategic Initiatives at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, Rhode Island.

Commercial modeling and simulation worlds offer immersive experience for collaborative training and prototyping.

July 2009
By Maryann Lawlor

 

Constantin Kostenko (r) and Ted Winograd (c) direct James Gillespie (l) as he plays the Cloud Computing Wargame created by Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated.

War game mimics craps competition to reveal the gains and losses that latest generation of computing entails.

January 2006
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
The game SCUDHunt directs players to employ limited assets to locate Scud launch systems in a grid. But it also provides analysts with a means of determining how effectively players team to improve their chances of success.
Assessment and analysis open up a new realm in modeling and simulation.

January 2006
By Maryann Lawlor

 
Kill Chain, a modeling and simulation system that utilizes the power of video game technology, was initially designed to illustrate the capabilities the DD(X) next-generation destroyer will add to the battlespace for the U.S. Navy.
Sea service capitalizes on commercial capabilities.

January 2006
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
The Visualization Center at San Diego State University (SDSU) used one-foot-resolution imagery to create a three-dimensional model of San Diego County for first responders.
High-powered processors and creative programming weave bits and bytes into three-dimensional imagery.