U. of South Carolina to Research for the Navy
The University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, is awarded a $9,964,825 cost type contract for Digital Twins for Resilient Power and Energy Systems. This contract provides for science and technology research into digital twin (DT) and advanced control system technologies that have the potential to improve resiliency of shipboard Navy power and energy systems (NPES). DT technology will be leveraged to rapidly and automatically "look ahead" to predict the interactions between system components and the consequences of alternative control actions in order to improve the speed and capability for recovery from unplanned events or disruptions, and to improve coordination between components during routine operations. Work will be performed in Columbia, South Carolina, and is expected to be completed by Nov. 3, 2025. The maximum dollar value, including a 36-month base period with no options, is $9,964,825. Fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $9,964,825 are obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under (N00014-22-S-B001), long range broad agency announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology. Since proposals are received throughout the year under the long range BAA, the number of proposals received in response to the solicitation is unknown. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N00014-23-C-1012).