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PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES
FSC Group: 871
FSC Class/Product Code/Service Code: R425
Contract Number: GS-23F-0062P
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Contract Period: 2 December 2003 – 2 December 2013
Name: The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Address Office of Sponsored Programs
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
Phone: (256) 824-2660
Fax: (256) 824-6677
Contract Administration: Same as above
Business Size: State Funded Institution of Higher Education
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
Point of Contact:
Ms. Felecia Troupe
Voice: (256) 824-2660
Fax: (256) 824-6677
871-1 CE CI EE ME
871-2 CE CI EE ME
871-3 EE ME
871-4 CE EE ME
871-5 CI EE ME
871-6 EE ME
Maximum Order: $750,000
Minimum Order: $100.00
Geographic coverage: CONUS
Point(s) of Production: Huntsville, Madison County, AL
Discount from list prices or statement of net price: None
Quantity discounts. None
Government Purchase Cards: As stipulated by Clause 552.232-77, PAYMENT BY GOVERNMENT PURCHASE CARD (MAR 2000), UAH will accept the Government purchase credit card for purchases equal to or less than the micro purchase threshold; however, UAH will not accept the government purchase credit card for purchases over the micro purchase threshold.
Foreign Items: None
Time of Delivery: (To be determined by UAH, based on scope of work)
FOB point(s) On/Off Campus Site – UAH Financial Data Sheet
Ordering Address: The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Office of Sponsored Programs
Huntsville, AL 35899
Payment Address: The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Office of the Bursar
Huntsville, AL 35899
Warranty: UAH will perform in accordance with the standards of care, skill, and diligence consistent with (i) recognized and sound research and development practices, procedures and techniques; (ii) all applicable laws and regulations; (iii) the specifications, documented, and procedures applicable to the resulting contractual agreement; and (iv) the degree of knowledge, skill and judgment normally exercised by professional firms with respect to service/effort of a similar nature.
Export Packing Charges: Not applicable
Terms and Conditions: UAH General Terms and Conditions
DUNS Number: 949687123
POC for CCR Database: Robert Leonard, Controller and Director of C&G Accounting
UAH registered with CCR in August 1999
UAH Campus Site Rates
|PROGRAM DIRECTOR||$ 109.18||$ 113.22||$ 117.41||$ 121.75||$ 126.25||$ 130.93|
|PRINCIPAL ENGINEER||$ 151.75||$ 159.82||$ 165.73||$ 171.86||$ 178.22||$ 184.82|
|PROJECT MANAGER||$ 73.93||$ 83.70||$ 86.79||$ 90.00||$ 93.33||$ 96.79|
|ENGINEER III||$ 56.11||$ 58.19||$ 60.34||$ 62.58||$ 64.89||$ 67.29|
|ENGINEER II||$ 49.69||$ 51.53||$ 53.44||$ 55.41||$ 57.46||$ 59.59|
|ENGINEER I||$ 40.16||$ 41.46||$ 43.19||$ 44.78||$ 46.44||$ 48.16|
|SIMULATION ANALYST||$ 26.50||$ 27.48||$ 28.50||$ 29.55||$ 30.64||$ 31.78|
|ENGR ASST/TECHNICIAN||$ 22.96||$ 23.81||$ 24.69||$ 25.61||$ 26.55||$ 27.54|
|JR. ENGR ASST||$ 15.13||$ 15.69||$ 16.27||$ 16.87||$ 17.49||$ 18.14|
UAH Customer Site Rates
|PROGRAM DIRECTOR||$ 94.54||$ 98.04||$ 101.67||$ 105.43||$ 109.33||$ 113.38|
|PRINCIPAL ENGINEER||$ 131.41||$ 136.28||$ 141.32||$ 146.55||$ 151.97||$ 157.59|
|PROJECT MANAGER||$ 64.02||$ 66.39||$ 68.85||$ 71.40||$ 74.04||$ 76.78|
|ENGINEER III||$ 48.59||$ 50.39||$ 52.26||$ 54.19||$ 56.20||$ 58.27|
|ENGINEER II||$ 43.03||$ 44.62||$ 46.28||$ 47.99||$ 49.76||$ 51.60|
|ENGINEER I||$ 34.78||$ 36.06||$ 37.40||$ 38.78||$ 40.22||$ 41.70|
|SIMULATION ANALYST||$ 22.95||$ 23.80||$ 24.68||$ 25.59||$ 26.54||$ 27.52|
|ENGR ASST/TECHNICIAN||$ 19.88||$ 20.62||$ 21.38||$ 22.17||$ 22.99||$ 23.85|
|JR. ENGR ASST||$ 13.10||$ 13.58||$ 14.09||$ 14.61||$ 15.15||$ 15.71|
SIN: 871-1, 871-1RC Strategic Planning for Technology Programs/Activities
PEDs: Mechanical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Civil Engineering
Project Description: Analysis & Evaluation of Proposed Technologies Enhancements to the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Launcher
The objective of the work performed under this task order was to research, evaluate, analyze and develop recommendations as to the impacts of current proposed technological enhancements to the MLRS Launcher. These recommended design changes required close interaction with the MLRS Project Office, the prime and subcontractors, and other Government agencies.
The contract required the UAH SMAP Center to provide engineering and technical expertise to evaluate and provide engineering analysis of proposed changes and technological enhancements to the MLRS Launcher. This analysis included an analysis and evaluation of specification interfaces at the system and subsystem levels.
The UAH SMAP Center investigated new technologies that will either enhance the performance of the Launcher or provide a documented reduction of costs. These technologies were documented and presented to the MLRS Project Office as they were investigated.
The UAH SMAP Center evaluated competing design approaches to enhance and modify the Launcher to determine the most feasible and cost effective recommendations. The evaluation considered the proposed change and its impact on long-term life cycle cost and total of ownership.
The UAH SMAP Center provided systems integration recommendations to incorporate existing engineering designs and proposed engineering designs into a long-term Launcher sustainment strategy. These recommendations evaluated manufacturing impacts, system readiness, and long-term logistical support.
Project Description: Research & Analysis of High Density Module (HDM) Technology
A high density module (HDM) is a simple, cost-effective assembly that provides the necessary functions for distributed power. The idea of utilizing the building block approach and using COTS HDMs to redesign power supplies leads itself to reductions in cost and time to acquire, develop and field an item.
This study investigated practically all of the power supplies managed by the DLA. This encompassed approximately 5,500 national stock numbers (NSN) as possible candidates for redesign. Since the power supplies managed by DLA are all considered non-repairable, no maintenance information is maintained on the items. With no more information about the power supplies than the Unit Cost and the Average Yearly Demand (AYD), it was difficult to make an informed decision on whether to redesign or not to redesign. One truly needs to capture the maintenance history of each individual power supply and know the worldwide density in order to make an informed decision on the need to redesign a power supply or any item. In the absence of any repair/maintenance data and density information, rule-of-thumb criteria were developed to select the potential candidates. Candidates were selected that had a Unit Cost of $4,000 and above, AYD of 30 and above and items that did not exceed size limitations. By applying the above criteria, a total of 16 power supplies emerged as potential candidates for redesign.
To investigate the theory of using commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) HDMs for the development and improvement of DoD systems, two major power supply manufacturers were presented with the technical characteristics of a power supply that is currently in the U.S. Army inventory. Each manufacturer was asked to present their solution to the redesign effort using current COTS HDMs. They were also asked to design in any improvements that would increase the mean-time-between-failure (MTBF) and maintainability of the item. These solutions are presented as case studies in the body of the report.
Project Description: Research and Analysis of Technology Trends, Engineering Management and Statistical Methodologies in Support of Aviation and Missile Manufacturing
The objective of this task was to provide analytical support to the AMCOM Engineering Directorate (ED) in the development of strategic plans to support aviation and missile manufacturing. As such, it covered all engineering disciplines used within the Directorate, including electrical, civil, mechanical, chemical, industrial and systems. This task included an analysis of the current AMCOM and ED infrastructures to support the weapon system manufacturing process. An outcome of the task was recommendations regarding the AMCOM and ED strategies for implementing technology trends, engineering management and statistical expertise.
The UAH Industrial and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Department (ISEEM) investigated current methodologies used within the AMCOM Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) and ED to organize and maintain its engineering capability to provide expertise to the AMCOM project offices. This investigation determined past procedures used by the AMRDEC and ED to implement management philosophies, such as integrated product development (IPD), and manufacturing technologies, such as statistical process control (SPC).
UAH performed data gathering activities including interviews of key AMRDEC and ED personnel to determine the effectiveness of current engineering management approaches in the development of aviation and missile manufacturing plans and strategies. These interviews were used in the assessment of the current AMRDEC and ED engineering management strategies, and formed the baseline for the task recommendations.
Based on the findings of the aforementioned efforts, UAH developed and documented an improvement strategy for the implementation of engineering management approaches and statistical methodologies with the AMRDEC and ED. This strategy included an evaluation of current deficiencies within the AMRDEC and ED engineering functions, and provided recommendations on how these deficiencies can be addressed.
SIN: 871-2, 871-2RC Concept Development and Requirements Analysis
PEDs: Mechanical Engineering; Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering; Civil Engineering
Project Description: Value Engineering Analysis in Diagnostics and Modeling
The purpose of the work performed under this task order was to conduct research and analysis of trends within the DoD and industry and to make recommendations concerning new and innovative approaches related to modeling and spares diagnostics tools.
The UAH SMAP Center investigated the use of a diagnostics model and modeling techniques to reduce the cost of testability for the Comanche helicopter. UAH investigated the approach of an integrated diagnostic tool to use in the Engineering Management Development phase of the Comanche system. UAH determined the approaches and techniques to identify the necessary CAD/design data to support development of a diagnostic knowledge base to support testing and analysis. UAH also identified the measurable characteristics to demonstrate system testability and diagnostic figures of merit to include fault detection ambiguity group size, and false removal rate. UAH researched the potential to establish a run time diagnostic knowledge base, and host the run time diagnostic knowledge base on the Portable Maintenance Aid (PMA). UAH documented the utility of diagnostic tools for implementation of accurate fault detection/isolation and subsequent development and use in technical manuals.
As a second aspect of this task, UAH investigated the use of engineering modeling for conducting value engineering and cost reduction efforts in the modification process. UAH researched modeling techniques and identified current industry practices and approaches for development of engineering hardware models and CAD designs. UAH reviewed and identified the use of engineering CAD data available for the Black Hawk system and identified minimum data required for constructing geometric models for use in engineering analysis. UAH researched how the design data can be utilized to support the areas of configuration management, feasibility analysis of engineering changes, and development of training manuals.
UAH also investigated and identified design tools to view and display large-scale engineering models and graphics. UAH identified engineering modeling tools available for use on desktop computers using the Windows operating systems and Intel hardware technology. UAH identified and recommended model-viewing tools to provide a non-CAD system method to manipulate, view, and interact with large-scale models of weapon systems. UAH researched model-viewing tools that include Microsoft compatible databases for component attributes. UAH identified necessary attributes to define an engineering model viewer application residing on desktop computer hardware platforms.
Project Description: Microelectronic Spare & Repair Piece Part Status – PATRIOT
The purpose of the work performed under this task order was to provide management and engineering support to analyze the availability of microelectronics used in the PATRIOT system and to investigate and develop an analysis of cost-performance trade-offs. General mechanical and electrical engineering support was required to support special studies and the implementation of commercial products, processes, and specifications for AMCOM systems. Determination of the producibility of the PATRIOT system and/or subsystem was required.
The UAH SMAP Center researched and analyzed the PATRIOT weapon system microelectronic component availability data. Commercial and government databases were searched for data on microelectronic obsolescence and availability. Alternate sources, part numbers and qualified substitutes for obsolete or unavailable parts were identified. Compliance with military standards was verified. Specific alternate and substitute parts for those determined to pose obsolescence potential were recommended, based on an engineering analysis of the replacement part's performance vs. the cost of the engineering/logistics change.
Under this effort, UAH supported acquisition streamlining by identifying commercial microelectronic components as replacements for military qualified components. UAH verified form, fit, and function compatibility. UAH also verified commercial component availability, and cost comparisons were completed. In addition, UAH investigated commercialization of electronic processes and specifications.
This task required UAH to investigate the use of the technology insertion program to resolve deficient technical data packages (TDP), eliminate sole source TDPs, and resolve reliability, availability, and maintainability (RAM) problems. Benefits in terms of improved performance, producibility, readiness, and life cycle costs were demonstrated.
Project Description: Research and Evaluation of Advanced Missile Manufacturing Simulation
The objectives of this task were to validate key product and process baselines, refine the planning-level impact metrics, define most likely cut-in points to insert specific improvements and highlight technology base influences likely to impact manufacturing modeling and simulation investments for the Army Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) program. As such, simulations in a variety of engineering disciplines were analyzed, including mechanical, chemical, electrical, civil and industrial. Activities focused on determining the "critical path" targets (in both supplier and technology terms) and assure that new simulation concepts were properly positioned for implementation
To accomplish this task's objectives, the UAH Systems Management and Production Center was required to investigate and interface with selected missile system integration teams to determine their legacy modeling and simulation frameworks. The emphasis of this research was on manufacturing and plans for evolving the manufacturing portion of the frameworks to multiple supply chains.
UAH was also required to investigate and determine typical product and process baselines for seeker development and the likely methods that would be used to evolve and maintain reliable cost models. This information was used to determine critical technology base investment areas likely to benefit from follow-on modeling and simulation investments, and critical path targets for ManTech execution with technology and supplier maps for each.
SIN: 871-3, 871-3RC System Design, Engineering and Integration
PEDs: Mechanical Engineering; Electrical Engineering
Project Description: Visualization Based Design and Reverse Engineering for the CH-47 Interactive Electronic Tech Manual
The objective of this task is to conduct research and analysis of trends, make recommendations concerning innovative approaches and to develop related engineering designs, simulations, three-dimensional (3D) models, and standardization of components. The research, analysis and modeling activities are to support tools and processes integrating commercial approaches to support total ownership cost reduction.
To accomplish this task, the UAH SMAP Center will investigate the use of simulation and modeling for use in conducting value engineering and cost reduction efforts. UAH will research simulation and modeling techniques and identify current industry practices and approaches for development of engineering hardware models and simulations. UAH will identify and recommend modeling and simulation tools to support the development of models of engineering data for the use in generation of technical manuals, or development of 3D solid model representations of systems, or hardware sub-assemblies and assemblies.
UAH will review and identify the use of engineering computer aided design (CAD) data available and identify the minimum data required for constructing geometric models for use in engineering analysis. UAH will research how the design data can be utilized to support the areas of configuration management, design analysis of engineering changes, design studies and development of technical manuals. UAH will develop design and create CAD 3D models for use in simulations and models of hardware components and assemblies.
UAH will research the use of simulation and modeling techniques for use in analysis. UAH will research interactive commercial and industry standard tools to support 3D solid modeling in the areas of system integration and engineering analysis. UAH will develop simulations and models of hardware components for use in depicting hardware interaction. UAH will develop animations, graphics, simulations, and models of engineering data for the use in technical manuals, as 3D solid representations of systems, and interactive models of hardware sub-assemblies and assemblies.
UAH will identify and investigate common approaches applicable to weapon systems involving improvement in logistic processes resulting in Total Ownership Cost Reduction (TOCR). UAH will research the commonality among systems and identify TOCR opportunities that can be applied across all or individual PEO systems. UAH will research business methods, logistics process engineering and engineering data that impact system cost without the change in hardware.
UAH will research and evaluate reverse engineering technologies that involve the use of coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and related application software. Based on this evaluation, UAH will integrate the CMM arm into a specialized reverse engineering system (RES). The RES will be used to support mobile operations to assist in the creation of 3D CAD files that can then be used to support weapon systems to lower sustainability and operational costs.
Project Description: Research and Analysis of Modeling and Visual Communication Techniques In Support of the Common Missile
The objective of the work performed under this task order was to research, evaluate, analyze and develop recommendations related to the communication of the Common Missile design parameters via modeling, visualization and animation. This research included state-of-the-technology methods of incorporating animated and recorded video to convey key performance parameters of the system.
The UAH SMAP Center provided engineering and technical expertise to developing models of the Common Missile at the macro-level. These models were incorporated into animations to depict battlefield scenarios. These scenarios highlighted the systems proposed lethality against air, ground and water-surface threats.
UAH analyzed the most effective methods of developing and communicating key performance parameters via visualization technologies. This analysis included the integration of animated procedures with voice-over or textual information.
UAH worked directly with key members of the Common Missile Project Office to determine key features of the Common Missile system and how these attributes compare with other existing weapon systems. These comparisons were documented and included as appropriate within the demonstration of the task results. UAH then developed a detailed demonstration of the above activities for presentation to the IOD and the Common Missile Project Office. This demonstration was delivered via electronic media.
SIN: 871-4, 871-4RC Test and Evaluation
PEDs: Mechanical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Electrical Engineering
Project Description: Thermal Evaluation and Analysis of the CCAWS Charger
The objective of this task was to perform thermal engineering analysis on the CCAWS charger. This task determined the thermal environment of the charger and provided a detailed report with the results of this assessment. To ensure the successful results of this task, the AMCOM Manufacturing Science and Technology Division (MS&TD) provided to UAH detailed thermal data related to the charger including:
- All physical dimensions of charger, including thickness of plates, length and number of fins for the heat sink. Also included were all materials of each component used in the charger.
- All heat source data, including wattage, package style or dimensions of heat source.
- Case to sink interface (i.e., greased, dry, solder, silicon pad, etc.).
- All ambient temperatures, outside and inside charger. Fan information was provided when applicable.
The UAH SMAP Center conducted a thermal engineering analysis of the CCAWS charger. This analysis included an evaluation of temperature ranges based on the information provided by AMCOM.
UAH documented the results of the analysis performed and presented these results to MS&TD and the CCAWS Project Office. UAH provided (1) a color printout including color-coded temperatures throughout the charger, (2) a .bmp file including color-coded temperatures throughout the charger, and (3) a transient analysis plotted on a graph of time vs. temperature. In addition, a full report containing all information used in the analysis with the final results of the analysis were provided.
Project Description: Analysis and Evaluation of Upper Atmosphere Prediction and Modeling for the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
The objective of the work performed under this task order was to research, evaluate, analyze and develop upper atmosphere prediction and modeling in support of the MLRS weapon system.
The UAH College of Science performed this task, which investigated the wind velocity versus time difference for six (6), twelve (12) and twenty-four (24) hours from surface to 25 km for two Korean upper air data stations, using 15 years or more of meteorological records. Where original data was available on 24 hours time intervals, interpolation for shorter time intervals was acceptable.
UAH developed a multiple regression model for predicting veering and backing of the wind in the boundary layer using surface meteorological conditions (wind direction, wind speed, surface temperature and surface pressure.) The data used was from the stations of Berlin, Germany or Thule, Greenland. Other stations were available for use with government approval. The preferable length of record was 15 years or more.
UAH also developed a multiple regression model to predict the wind speed from 12 to 25 km given upper air wind speed observations below 12 km. The data used was also from the stations of Berlin, Germany or Thule, Greenland, with other stations available for use with government approval. The study was broken down into winter and summer. The developed model was tested using a Korean station.
SIN: 871-5, 871-5RC Integrated Logistics Support
PEDs: Mechanical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Electrical Engineering
Project Description: Research and Evaluation of Government Qualified Suppliers of New Casting and Forging for Army Spare Parts
The objective of the work performed under this task order was to research, evaluate, analyze and develop recommendations related to the qualification process for suppliers of new castings and forgings. These recommended solutions required close interaction with the members of the casting and forging industrial base and other Government agencies. The solutions were presented to the IOD in the form of briefings, reports and other detailed presentations as required.
A significant effort was placed on defining and bounding the scope of the project. Original plans involved current qualified suppliers in an attempt to identify the pros and cons of being a qualified supplier from the industry perspective. This information would then be used to identify areas to improve with "quick fixes" being attacked immediately and larger tasks being addressed through plans for improvement/implementation. As the project progressed, hurdles required the scope to be refined and modified. The primary hurdles included limited contact and feedback from industry and bounding the areas to address within AMCOM and more specifically within the tasks performed primarily by the Industrial Operations Division.
Companies qualified to provide castings and forgings for the Black Hawk program were identified and contacts were attempted. A survey form was created to collect information from the companies including background data (employees, years in business, etc.), involvement with supplying parts to the military (number of parts, how long supplied, etc.), and feedback on issues they view as difficult in dealing with the military (qualification requirements, first article testing, liability for pre-contract costs, etc.). Based on the limited feedback received, virtually none of the contractors were opposed to the qualification requirements suggested in CAST-STD-1. They were all willing to meet the requirements to be eligible for contracts, but all stated that they would not incur the cost of doing so. Interestingly, none of the suppliers contacted had seen or were aware of the CAST-STD-1 document. They all worked with a contractor and not directly with AMCOM. With the objective of allowing casting foundries to become qualified suppliers faster with less cost to AMCOM and the foundry, CAST-STD-1 was modified.
During this project, improvement opportunities were identified in the AMCOM source approval process that were not necessarily directly related to parts based on castings. In an attempt to outline these improvements other programs were investigated and suggestions were made from both the AMCOM (internal) and supplier (external) perspective.
In summary, UAH and AMCOM accomplished the following objectives:
- Modified CAST-STD-1 to allow casting foundries to become qualified suppliers faster and with less cost to AMCOM and the foundry
- Developed a marketing strategy to promote the changes and improved ease of working with AMCOM
- Investigated qualified supplier programs from other organizations
- Drafted a qualification process that is more user-friendly to the potential supplier
- Drafted a qualification approval process that is more efficient for AMCOM
Upon final implementation of the proposed improvements, the number of qualified suppliers should increase, reducing the costs of spare parts.
Project Description: Visualization Based Design of the Ground Based Missile Defense (GMD) Program
The objective of this task effort required the UAH SMAP Center to develop a detailed model of the GMD Ft. Greeley, Alaska facility. As such, the effort required a detailed integration of both civil engineering and mechanical engineering concepts.
The task required detailed civil engineering plans for the facility layout to be analyzed for base features, such as pipelines, buildings, utility infrastructure, roadways, etc. These objects were then modeled at the macro level and integrated into a comprehensive overview model.
Next, each building floor plan and other detailed engineering drawings were analyzed and evaluated as to which features were cost-effective to model. From this analysis, a detailed, photorealistic 3D model was developed using the Microstation computer-aided design (CAD) suite of tools.
With the macro (facility) model and the buildings models developed, an integrated set of simulations was developed that incorporated these separate models. The user was provided the opportunity to run the simulation both interactively and from a predefined view. Interactively, the user good fly over the facility to determine the layout of all infrastructure and buildings. The user also had the ability to fly into the buildings, go through doors, determine space claim considerations and develop occupancy plans.
From the engineering management perspective, the model provided the ability to track actual facility development versus the visual model of planned development. Managers could remotely determine of major events as reported were actually accomplished by comparing real-time photos with the simulation's visual images.
SIN: 871-6, 871-6RC Acquisition and Life Cycle Management
PEDs: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Project Description: Microelectronic Status Analysis and Secondary Part Procureability Assessment of the MLRS Weapon System
The objective of the work performed under this task order was to provide engineering support to analyze the availability of microelectronics used in the MLRS, to investigate and develop solutions for problem parts, and to present those findings. This activity required close interaction with the MLRS Project Office, the prime and sub-contractors, and other Government agencies.
The UAH SMAP Center analyzed the availability of microelectronic parts used in the MLRS weapon system. The analyses were for microelectronics specifically identified by the AMCOM Manufacturing Science and Technology Division. UAH assessed the impact of the nonavailability of the microelectronics on system supportability. In addition, UAH evaluated problem resolution approaches. To resolve identified nonavailability problems, UAH evaluated opportunities for insertion of new electronic technologies to resolve microelectronic availability and obsolescence problems. The analyses were performed using government-furnished databases and automated tools. Other available sources of information were also used as required. Analyses results were recorded in databases that were compatible with current government databases and delivered in digital report format to the government. Results were also presented and documented in a final report and delivered to the government.
As a second aspect to this task, UAH assessed MLRS weapon system readiness, producibility, and supportability impacts resulting from microelectronic obsolescence. Specific component availability and obsolescence problems affecting the MLRS weapon system were identified. Quantitative statistics to demonstrate the impacts at the system, line replaceable unit (LRU), circuit board and component levels were derived. Potential approaches to resolve availability and obsolescence problems and reduction of their impacts on system supportability were proposed.
Project Description: Industrial Operations Preparedness Study
The purpose of the work to be performed under this task order was to initiate the analysis of the AMCOM aircraft engine sector. UAH SMAP Center support was essential to ensure that the mission requirements were more completely and efficiently identified and addressed in a timely manner.
This task required UAH to interface with the Industrial Base (IB) group regarding program activities to support the development of the AMCOM aircraft engine sector study. UAH supported the IB group at off-site locations at the direction of the government.
UAH identified and grouped prime contractors and sub-tier vendors into sub-tier product categories. Capacity utilization of the manufacturers/suppliers was analyzed along with the DOD and commercial product mix. This analysis was performed per vendor and then as a sector. UAH determined overall elasticity of the Original Equipment Manufacture (OEM) and supplier base with regards to expansion. Analysis of the vendor product supply chain was performed to determine if product categories were utilized in multiple DOD systems. Production bottlenecks were identified for each major product category.
In support of this task, UAH developed a database of vendors and the DOD programs they are supporting. Vendors were queried via a customized web-based version of the DD Form 2737. The form was electronically submitted to the vendors and their responses were monitored. Follow-up to the submittals was conducted via telephone conversations or e-mail. The data resides on both the Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA) database and in-house IOD systems.
Lastly, UAH performed an analysis on the data and results were used to draw conclusions to determine if further investigation was required. Alternative supplier resources (including foreign sources) or increase of product capacity are potential resolutions to such issues.
Project Description: Visualization Based Design and Reverse Engineering for Development of the Utility Helicopter Interactive Multimedia Instruction
The objective of this task is to develop a complete interactive multimedia instruction (IMI) package to be used by Army personnel at Ft. Eustis for training of operators and maintainers of the UH-60 (Black Hawk) helicopter.
To accomplish the task, the UAH Systems Management and Production Center was required to develop detailed 3D CAD models of the UH60 helicopter. These models were developed through a reverse engineering process that utilized laser scanning, coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and traditional CAD development.
Upon creation of the 3D CAD models, UAH worked with the UH60 Project Office to gain access to the aircraft. This access allowed UAH engineers to take detailed digital photographs of all visible parts, components and subsystems. From the digital images, UAH was able to texture map the images onto the CAD models, thereby creating a 3D photorealistic model of the individual components.
UAH was also required to work with the subject matter experts (SMEs), specifically designated by the UH60 Project Office and the training personnel at Ft. Eustis. Storyboards were created which documented the entire maintenance sequence and identified specific tooling, procedures and other systems engineering aspects of the IMI packet.
Based on the iterative inputs of the Project Office and Ft. Eustis personnel, animations and other supporting documentation were created for this task. Photorealistic CAD models, animations, engineering graphics and textual information were integrated into an instructional environment utilizing two advanced engineering/training tools: Learning Space and Authorware. All delivered products were required to meet this format and to exhibit the exact engineering details as specified by the training and engineering staffs of Ft. Eustis and the UH60 Project Office, respectively.
POSITION DESCRIPTIONS (GSA PES Labor Categories)
The University will have the following personnel available to meet the requirements of this contract, either within the organization, or provide evidence that such personnel will be available for performance of the contract (evidence may include written employment commitments). The term "Science" will include: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Systems, and Material Science. The term "Engineering" will include: Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Chemical, Industrial, Manufacturing, System, Aerospace and/or Aeronautical.
Minimum/General Experience: The individual shall have at least ten (10) years experience in project management, from concept development through system implementation. The Program Director shall have at minimum fine (5) years experience with coordinating the technical, financial and administrative aspects of research program development. The individual shall have at least ten (10) years experience in engineering research activities in the areas of computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, digital simulation, modeling and visualization, robotics, automation, software development, optical fabrication, or materials processing.
Functional Responsibility: The Program Director's functions include the primary responsibility for overall program quality and adherence to customer's expectations. The Program Director shall serve as the primary interface with the government organization and shall have the responsibility to accomplish the administrative and financial requirements of multiple research projects. The Program Director is also required to provide clear and accurate communications to the funding organization as they relate to overall cost, schedule and performance issues.
Minimum Education: The individual shall have, as a minimum, a Masters Degree, in Science or Engineering with authoritative knowledge in an engineering related field of research.
Minimum/General Experience: The Principle Engineer shall have a minimum of ten (10) years experience as the technical lead in an engineering and science project. Expertise shall be required into the state-of-the-art technology issues as related to tools, methodologies and procedures.
Functional Responsibility: The Principle Engineer shall serve as the subject matter expert in matters of engineering technology and application. The Principal Engineer shall serve as the lead technology integrator for systems design and development, and shall provide technical validity to engineering design concepts and methodologies.
Minimum Education: The individual shall have a Doctorate Degree (or Masters Degree with ten (10) years experience or Bachelors Degree with twenty (20) years senior-level experience) in Science or Engineering.
Minimum/General Experience: The individual shall have at least three (3) years experience in project management, from concept development through system implementation. The Project Manager shall have at minimum five (5) years experience with coordinating the technical aspects of project leadership.
Functional Responsibility: The Project Manager shall serve as the primary interface to the customer for individual project issues. The Project Manager shall have individual task responsibility, and shall oversee and coordinate the efforts of individual engineers and scientists as they relate to the task performance. The Project Manager shall be responsible for the communication of customer requirements to the engineers and scientists involved in task execution.
Minimum Education: The individual shall have, as a minimum, a Masters Degree, in Science or Engineering or a Bachelors Degree with five (5) years engineering experience.
Minimum/General Experience: The individual shall have a minimum of one (1) year experience in performing the lead role in developing and implementing a complex science or engineering task, and shall have a minimum of three (3) years demonstrated experience in system design, engineering integration, system performance testing, engineering analysis or information system design applications.
Functional Responsibility: The Engineer III shall be responsible to the Project Manager and shall provide technical guidance in accomplishing task objectives. The individual shall perform activities related to system design and shall be responsible of performing fundamental systems engineering principles. The Engineer III shall perform engineering design integration, system testing, and data analysis as they relate to research projects. The Engineer III shall be knowledgeable of state-of-the-art tools and technologies that are to be employed in task performance.
Minimum Education: The individual shall have, as a minimum, a Masters Degree, in Science or Engineering or a Bachelors Degree with three (3) years engineering experience.
Minimum/General Experience: The individual shall have a minimum of one (1) year demonstrated experience in system design, engineering integration, system performance testing, engineering analysis or information system design applications.
Functional Responsibility: The Engineer II shall be responsible to the Project Manager and shall provide technical support in accomplishing task objectives. The individual shall perform activities related to system design and shall perform engineering design integration, system testing, and data analysis as they relate to research projects. The Engineer II shall be responsible for data gathering, data reduction and information analysis in support to engineering and science tasks.
Minimum Education: The individual shall have, as a minimum, a Bachelors Degree with one (1) year engineering experience.
Minimum/General Experience: The individual shall have a minimum of six (6) months demonstrated experience in engineering support activities.
Functional Responsibility: The individual shall provide entry-level support to the Project Manager and other task support staff. The Engineer I shall provide computer support tasks, to include database design, data entry, and task related research.
Minimum Education: The individual shall have a Bachelors Degree in Science or Engineering.
Minimum/General Experience: The individual shall have a minimum of one (1) year demonstrated experience in engineering support activities.
Functional Responsibility: The Simulation Analyst shall provide support to the Project Manager and other task support staff. This support shall include data entry, task-related research, software demonstration research and rudimentary system testing.
Minimum Education: The individual shall have upper level class standing (junior or senior) in Science or Engineering with one (1) year experience in an engineering or software-related project.
Minimum/General Experience: The individual shall have a minimum of one (1) year demonstrated experience within a technical environment.
Functional Responsibility: The Engineering Assistant/Technician shall provide rudimentary support to the Project Manager and other task support staff. Their activities shall include computer-related support to include help-desk assistance to the engineers and other research task staff.
Minimum Education: The individual shall be a junior or senior in an Engineering or Science curriculum, or hold a two-year Technology Degree.
Minimum/General Experience: The individual shall meet the minimum education requirements and have a minimum three (3) months experience in support activities.
Functional Responsibility: The Junior Engineering Assistant shall perform basic computer-related activities to support the accomplishment of research task objectives. This individual shall work under strict supervision.
Minimum Education: The individual shall be a sophomore or higher in an Engineering or Science curriculum, or hold a two-year technology degree with 0-1 years of hands-on experience.
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