FTI In the News
Frontier Technology, Inc. is awarded a Phase I SBIR Contract for Decision Support Technologies for Weapon System Sustainment Processes and Life Cycle Investment
Goleta, CA- June 17, 2013
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program contract by the Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio on Topic Number AF131-116 for Decision Support Technologies for Weapon System Sustainment Processes and Life Cycle Investment. The objective is to develop technologies which extend sustainment modeling and simulation capabilities to support improved investment decisions throughout the weapon system lifecycle.
This will be accomplished by providing comprehensive, structured, integrated, and repeatable simulation capabilities to model detailed sustainment processes and factors encompassing unit maintenance, supply chain management, depot operations, constrained resources and reliability, availability, maintainability, and supportability (RAMS). This will provide the capabilities and support necessary to ensure that interactions and dependencies across the enterprise are captured and addressed within the contexts of overall system readiness and cost.
Frontier Technology, Inc. is awarded a Phase II SBIR Contract for Improvements in Spacecraft Assembly, Integration and Test
Goleta, CA- January 2, 2013
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) received a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program contract by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for Improvements in Spacecraft Assembly, Integration and Test (AI&T). The focus of this topic is on space-based systems with particular emphasis on space-based optical systems. The objective is to significantly reduce the cost and time required for the AI&T of future MDA Space Systems.
FTI will mature and demonstrate the conceptual design developed in Phase I. Tasks shall include development of a critical design and a detailed demonstration of key technical parameters that can lead to a detailed performance analysis of the technology.
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13-MDA-7119 (2 January 2013)
Frontier Technology, Inc. is awarded a Phase I SBIR Contract for Automation of Satellite On-Orbit Checkout and Calibration Process
Goleta, CA- October 2, 2012
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program contract by the Air Force Research Laboratory on Topic Number AF121-087 for Automation of Satellite On-Orbit Checkout and Calibration Process. The objective is to develop an automated electro-optical infrared (EO-IR) sensor recalibration system that will respond in real time to changes in the sensor operating condition or to external cues that would trigger a recalibration.
Development of these technologies will enable automation and time minimization of the satellite on-orbit checkout and calibration process in support of Operationally Responsive Space class systems.
Frontier Technology, Inc. is awarded a Phase I SBIR Contract for Advanced Algorithms for Space Based Next Generation Infrared Sensor Exploitation
Goleta, CA- October 1, 2012
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program contract by the Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico on Topic Number AF121-085 for Advanced Algorithms for Space Based Next Generation Infrared Sensor Exploitation. The objective is to develop advanced algorithms to improve multiple, closely-spaced object detection and state vector estimation for space-based, next-generation infrared (IR) sensors viewing cluttered scenes.
Frontier Technology, Inc. is awarded a Phase I SBIR Contract for Detecting, Diagnosing and Predicting Impact of High Priority Faults in Electromechanical Actuation Systems for Next-Generation Military Aircraft
Goleta, CA- June 5, 2012
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program contract by the Air Force Research Laboratory on Topic Number AF121-185 for Detecting, Diagnosing and Predicting Impact of High Priority Faults in Electromechanical Actuation (EMA) Systems for Next-Generation Military Aircraft. The objective is to develop and demonstrate electrical and mechanical Prognostic Health Management (PHM) technology that is integrated with an aircraft EMA system.
Under this contract, FTI will develop and demonstrate innovative PHM technology based on state of the art theory and algorithms to accurately detect in real-time and predict future performance and failures of electrical and mechanical faults in an EMA. This technology will significantly improve the EMA’s reliability, safety, and maintainability by predicting and detecting EMA failure modes and parts remaining useful life. As a result overall mission readiness can be maximized and lifecycle costs can be minimized. This contract expands the capabilities of FTI’s NormNet® PHM technology and will be applicable to a wide set of actuators, control systems, and operational scenarios.
Frontier Technology, Inc. is awarded a Phase I STTR Contract for Programming Constructs to Enable Formation of Efficient Algorithm Mapping for ExaScale Processors
Goleta, CA- April 9, 2012
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) contract by the Air Force Research Laboratory on Topic Number OSD11-T02 for Programming Constructs to Enable Formation of Efficient Algorithm Mapping for ExaScale Processors. The objective is to develop new software tools for addressing the requirements of programming the emerging class of computational hardware for ExaScale computing. The Department of Defense will benefit through reduced software production costs, and reduced overall life cycle costs through greater portability, fewer defects, and energy reduction. Succinct expression also means fewer lines of code which allows proportionally greater productivity and reduced opportunities for costly errors. FTI, in collaboration with the University of Florida, will co-design higher level algorithmic expressions with specific optimizations for parallelism and locality.
Navy Phase II, N07-136 Human Performance Press Release
November 22, 2011
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) was awarded a Phase II SBIR contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) with the objective to develop, and integrate computer tools to provide analysis capabilities to examine system acquisition/sustainment issues and address engineering-level and supportability issues quickly, helping fleet managers/operators to prioritize requirements and select best-value investment options. The computer tools will provide capabilities to support a Life Cycle Analysis of Alternatives and business case assessments for Navy systems enabling analysts and managers to understand the trade space for investment options, including the performance impacts of human systems integration. The primary analysis tools to be considered for enhancement and use are FTI’s commercial Integrated Cost As an Independent Variable® (I-CAIV®), and Integrated Cost Estimation® (ICE™) tools, and other analysis tools associated with the commercial Ship System Affordability Tool Suite. In addition, sources of human performance data will be addressed, including Navy data systems such as VAMOSC and information/data from other companies that are researching aspects of human performance assessments and cost analysis. This Phase II research effort will refine and apply the FTI affordability tool suite to multiple logistics/supportability planning and analysis needs associated with the Engineering and Supportability Decision System (ESDS) being developed by the Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme (NSWC PHD).
Frontier Technology, Inc., U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command Quality Office Extends FTI’s Research Efforts on Product Assurance Readiness Level Tool
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) has been awarded a Phase II SBIR Enhancement Contract to continue the development activities of a Product Assurance Readiness Level (PARL) Decision Aide prototype. This contract provides funding for additional research to further identify, develop, and test enhancements to the Phase II developed prototype.
The initial Phase I research demonstrated the feasibility for a product assurance decision aide to synthesize product assurance data into a “readiness level” while automating the collection of information when assessing a manufactures’ compliance to a consistent Product Assurance measuring bar. The Phase II developed the concept into a stand-alone prototype as a decision aide to automate the data collection and reporting of a product assurance readiness assessment. With the current PARL prototype, an assessing organization can capture and provide insight into the maturity of a vendor’s product assurance efforts to ensure optimal benefit and reduce program risk for Army weapon system reliability, cost effectiveness, and timely delivery. This enhancement contract will add additional capabilities to the prototyped approach that combines existing best practices, lessons learned, and new data collection methodologies with existing software technology, to build an effective decision support application with which to assess the Product Assurance Readiness Level of a US Army supplier.
Frontier Technology, Inc. is an engineering and information technology company helping customers to make informed decisions that improve their business operations and increase their bottom line. FTI offers Decision Management Products and Services for business analysis and Sensor Data Products and Solutions for operations analysis. The company has offices in Goleta, CA; Colorado Springs, CO; Dayton, OH; Beverly, MA; Huntsville, AL; and Anniston, AL
Frontier Technology, Inc. Selected for Award to Devlop Responsive, Pre-Launch and on-Orbit, Electro-Optical Sensor Characterization and Calibration
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) has been selected by the Air Force for award of a Phase II SBIR contract to explore new ideas for achieving a dramatic reduction in timescales for on-orbit sensor calibration and telescope pointing verification, while preserving high calibration fidelity. The goal of this effort is to support an overall strategy for rapid and improved calibration of space Electro-Optical (E-O) sensors. FTI will implement empirical calibration models developed in Phase I within the FTI I-SAT® software tool suite and refine generalized radiometric and LOS calibration CONOPS.
Frontier Technology, Inc. is an engineering and information technology company helping customers to make informed decisions that improve their business operations and increase their bottom line. FTI offers Decision Management Products and Services for business analysis and Sensor Data Products and Solutions for operations analysis. The company has offices in Goleta, CA; Colorado Springs, CO; Dayton, OH; Beverly, MA; Huntsville, AL; and Anniston, AL.
Huntsville Office Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Successful
FTI's Huntsville Office Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Friday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. In attendance were FTI's founder, Lavon Jordan, CEO Ron Shroder and honored guest U. S. Senator Richard Shelby, R Tuscaloosa. Many other local business people and FTI employees joined them in well wishes for their new office. See the local story: http://www.huntsvillealabamaus a.com/chamberlink/2011/link_05 3111.html
If you are interested in the services or products that FTI provides, please call the Huntsville Office for more information: (256) 715-6681.
FTI Employees Present and Chair at MFPT 2011
FTI's Systems Engineering and Analysis Program Manager, Dr. Dan Taylor is chairing a session, "Prognostics and Health Management 2," on Thursday, May 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Joel Luna, FTI's Logistics Program Manager, is presenting a paper entitled, "Integrated Methodology and Tools for Jealth Management (HM) and Business Case Analysis (BCA)" at 1:30 Wednesday May 11th.
Huntsville Office Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Rescheduled to May 20th
FTI's Huntsville Office Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held Friday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. There will be an open house from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. with light hors d'oeyvres being served. Please call the Huntsville Office for more information: (256) 715-6681.
Huntsville Office Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Postponed Due to Weather Damage in Area
FTI's Huntsville Office Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is postponed due to devastation of the Huntsville community by tornadoes. Our thoughts and prayers are with the community. Power outages in the area have also affected our office. We will update as we learn more.
Investment Decision Support Technology (IDST)
FTI has been selected by the US Army Tank and Automotive Command to further enhance and expand the current Enhanced Military Vehicle Maintenance System (EMVMS) at the Anniston Army Depot (ANAD).
FTI is on the Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation (INTUITIVE) team for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) EXpediated, PRofessional and Engineering Support Services (EXPRESS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for the Programmatic Domain.
FTI is on the Innovative Technologies Corporation (ITC) team for the Consolidated Acquisition of Professional Services (CAPS) Contract, Federal Contract Number FA8622-06-D-8509.
FTI is on the Radiance Technologies, Inc. team for the Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance Contract (SETAC) 10 Procurement.
FTI Awarded Navy Phase I STTR Contract for Adaptive Learning for Stall Pre-cursor Identification
FTI Awarded Army Phase I SBIR Contract for Automated Data Processing for System-of-Systems Performance Evaluation
FTI Awarded Contract for Adaptive Planning Software (APS) Design and Development
FTI Awarded Air Force Phase I SBIR for Multi-Attribute Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Assessment Methodology
FTI Awarded MDA Phase I Contract for Improvements in Spacecraft Assembly, Integration, and Tests
FTI Awarded OSD Phase II Contract for Linking Output Activity to Outcome/Impacts in Complex Contingency Environments
FTI Opens Office in Huntsville, Alabama
Integrated Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis and Geographic Information System for Environmental Management
FTI Awarded Navy contract for Decision Support Aiding for Human-Systems Acquisition
Frontier Technology to Develop Enhanced Military Vehicle Maintenance System
FTI scientist monitors Delta II Rocket Launch Worldview 2 spacecraft
FTI Awarded OSD Contract to support OSD Decision Making...
Frontier Technology, Inc Awarded Follow-on MDA Phase II Contract for Dynamic Adaptive Sensor Data Fusion...
FTI's Founder Inducted into Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame...
FTI Awarded Follow-on Army Phase II Contract for Product Assurance Tool...
FTI Awarded OSD Phase I Contract for Linking Output Activity to Outcome/Impacts in Complex Contingency Environments...
FTI Awarded Follow-on JSF Phase II Contract for Advanced Prognostic and Health Management Technology...
FTI Awarded OSD Phase I Contract for Rapid Ethnographic Assessment...
Joint Strike Fighter Program Office Extends FTI Efforts on Prognostic Health Management for Aircraft...
Frontier Technology, Inc. Awarded Research Contract for a Life Cycle Risk and Affordability Assessment...
EPA using Goleta tech firm’s software...
FTI Awarded $750,000 Air Force contract to research and implement improvements to Air Force logistics analysis capabilities...
Frontier Technology, Inc. Receives “Outstanding” Score on GSA Professional Engineering Services (PES) Contract...
Frontier Technology, Inc. Selected to Provide Jet Engine Health Management Technology Support to Royal Air Force...
Frontier Technology, Inc. Wins US Army Product Assurance Contract...
Frontier Technology, Inc.’s Beverly, Massachusetts facility was selected as one of 29 recipients of the 2006 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award...
Frontier Technology has been awarded a follow-on Enhancement Phase contract with the United State Air Force to expand capabilities of Water Contamination Monitoring System (WCMS)...
Frontier Technology, Inc.'s (FTI) Integrated Solutions Group has been awarded a contract by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...
Director of FTI Studies & Analysis, named USAF/A-9 "Contractor of the Quarter"...
Frontier Technology, Inc. Scientist member of team that wins the Peter Gruber Foundation's 2006 Cosmology Prize. ...
Frontier Technology, Inc. Successfully Demonstrates Water Quality Monitoring System...
Frontier Technology, Inc. Wins $100,000 Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Cost Methodology Contract ...
FTI Wins $750,000 US Navy Decision Support Contract...
Frontier Technology, Inc. Wins USMC Light Armored Vehicle Contract ...
Frontier Technology Inc Wins 5 Year BPA for Army/SOCOM Operational Decision Aid...
Frontier Technology, Inc. Wins Seaport-e Contract...
Frontier Technology, Inc. Wins $100K MDA Contract...
Frontier Technology, Inc. Wins $1M USAF Contract...
Frontier Technology, Inc. continues work on an Air Force Research Laboratory research contract...
Frontier Technology, Inc. gains water-safety contract...