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Interface Design and Versioning Framework

Interface Design and Versioning Framework

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86573
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-026-0639
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Harmonia Holding Group LLC
2020 Kraft Drive Suite 1000 Blacksburg, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Interface Design and Versioning Framework
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8750-08-C-0031
Award Amount: $97,095.00
 

Abstract:

Harmonia Inc., in partnership with Raytheon, will design, prototype, and demonstrate a technical and governance Harmonization Framework (HF) to design and version Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) interfaces. HF addresses a fundamental SOA problem: even though SOA may start with a coherent overall architecture driven by a business case, the coherency can be lost with poor service interface design compounded by erratic version evolution. HF counters with seven innovative components to coordinate the evolution of services providers and clients at design time, but also to allow clients to detect when a service provider makes changes unilaterally at run-time. The seven innovations are: design for extensibility and control via governance; a design decision tool to visually analyze the structure and behavior as well as validate the global impact of design decision points; a coordination protocol by which providers can propose, solicit comment, and roll out services in orderly fashion; registry-based version change notification to communicate changes; fingerprinting to detect when a provider makes a unilateral change; experimental exploration of change impact; and reducing the cost of up-front design for extensibility by providing guaranteed backward versioning compatibility through a chain of adaptors.

Principal Investigator:

Marc Abrams
CTO
5409515900
mabrams@harmonia.com

Business Contact:

Pallabi Saboo
CEO
7038931928
psaboo@harmonia.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

HARMONIA, INC.
1715 Pratt Drive, Suite 2820 Blacksburg, VA 24060

EIN/Tax ID: 541967366
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No