Veracity has been notified of a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I award to aggregate reliability and maintenance data for nuclear weapons systems into a single modeling framework. Once this state-of-the-art framework is functional, resource managers will be able to predict with great accuracy which maintenance is required at which times to maintain overall, decades-long system reliability. Work is expected to commence within 60–90 days.
Phase I lasts 1 year and is meant to demonstrate the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of the proposed solution. Further build-out will occur in Phase II if Phase I is deemed successful. Ultimately the concept is expected to have commercial applications.
Veracity’s Utah-based scientists recently completed Phase II work on Physics-based Modeling for Solid Rocket Motors. Knowledge gained from that project will allow them to apply many of the same, successful techniques to this latest SBIR award.