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Software System Reliability Analysis

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
83495
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
O064-SP4-2026
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GrammaTech, Inc
531 Esty Street Ithaca, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Software System Reliability Analysis
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W911QX-07-C-0060
Award Amount: $99,996.00
 

Abstract:

Reliability is a crucial characteristic in safety-critical systems, yet it can only be measured late in the software development process when changes are difficult and costly. We propose a framework for estimating the risk of software that can be applied early in the software development life-cycle. This framework will use 21st century source code metrics--derived from advanced static analysis and symbolic simulation--coupled with machine learning techniques to identify software modules that are likely to contain faults. It also uses static analysis techniques to estimate the severity of a fault in a module. This framework will enable engineers to predict and resolve costly reliability problems long before the software is subject to system tests or deployment, allowing risks to be mitigated or eliminated early in the software development life-cycle.

Principal Investigator:

Michael McDougall
Senior Scientist
6072737340
mcdougall@grammatech.com

Business Contact:

Ray Teitelbaum
CEO Chairman
6072737340
tt@grammatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GRAMMATECH, INC.
317 N. Aurora Street Ithaca, NY 14850

EIN/Tax ID: 161338879
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF WEST VIRGINIA
Lane Department of Computer Sc, P.O. Box 6109
Morgantown, WV 26506 6109
Contact: Tim Menzies
Contact Phone: (304) 293-0405
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university