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Coupling Collaboration to SOA Services and Decision Support for the Warfighter…

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T045
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Harmonia Holdings Group
2020 Kraft Drive, Suite 1000 Blacksburg, VA 24060-6491
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Coupling Collaboration to SOA Services and Decision Support for the Warfighter via Navy Wave
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-M-0363
Award Amount: $69,079.00


Collaboration between Navy warfighters at the Operational Level of War is essential. In the Navy today collaboration to achieve Commander's Control Actions is done ashore and on large deck afloat platforms with video teleconferencing and voice over IP. But only those platforms have sufficient bandwidth, and even then available bandwidth drop during mission critical times. Meanwhile the only ubiquitous methods for situations with limited bandwidth are based on chat and file transfer. To create a superior method to build knowledge collaboratively among warfighters, we propose using Google Wave, which are distributed, collaborative documents allowing concurrent and low latency updates. We adapt the Google Wave code base to an ashore/afloat environment with disconnected, intermittent, and limited bandwidth communication. We will examine reducing lifecycle costs for collaborative tools by using Google's application programming interfaces to remain compatible with commercial developments for Google Wave that can be exploited to increase the capabilities in the future. We explore systematic hardening of the Google code against vulnerabilities common to collaborative applications: network volatility, security exploits by attacking entities, and unexpected API evolution in the C2 service oriented architecture (SOA) services to which the solution may connect. We construct C2-specific Wave clients, gadgets, and robots.

Principal Investigator:

Marc Abrams

Business Contact:

Pallabi Saboo
Small Business Information at Submission:

Harmonia, Inc.
2020 Kraft Drive, Suite 1000 Blacksburg, VA 24060

EIN/Tax ID: 541967366
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Virginia Tech
2202 Kraft Drive, Office 213
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Contact: Eli Tilevich
Contact Phone: 5402313475