Duality Systems Awarded DoD SBIR Phase II for AI-Optimized Scheduling

We are pleased to announce Duality’s award of a Phase II SBIR contract in the amount of $749,731 from the US Air Force’s AFWERX/AF Ventures program, in collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory.  This project follows a Phase I SBIR project to study the feasibility of adapting our commercially-available healthcare provider scheduling solution, Balance Scheduler, to Department of the Air Force (DAF) user needs. Like healthcare, personnel and operations scheduling for the DAF involves a wide array of complexities in highly constrained environments. Over the course of the next year, we will partner with US Air Force units to securely automate and optimize scheduling of aircrew conducting UAV flight operations, along with users in other operational units. We’re excited to help streamline and modernize military operations and flight scheduling for these units which are currently using over 150 manhours per week on the process. Our plan is to reduce that time by at least 90% and eliminate routine human errors along the way. We’ll be moving from solving the “nurse scheduling problem” to solving the “operational aircrew scheduling problem” using the latest in artificial intelligence strategies to better support personal preferences and optimize organizational workforce needs. This solution will then be adaptable for use within many military organizations. The end goal is not only to better utilize the time and skills of highly-trained military personnel, allowing them to focus on their mission, but also to improve their work satisfaction and work-life balance. 

Scheduling challenges and inefficiencies are endemic across the DoD. We’re building bridges between old technology and processes to a modernized and efficient future for our Air Force. At the end of the day, our solution will return hundreds of man-hours per week to these units, giving their valuable personnel more time to focus on what matters most. If your organization struggles with similarly complex scheduling challenges, please contact us to see how we can help. Duality Systems is a certified Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). 

For media inquiries, please contact Cindi Brothers: cindi@dualitysys.com or (719) 822-0334.

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