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Company Information:

Company Name: Harmonia Holding Group LLC
City: Blacksburg
State: VA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (540) 951-5915

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,003,111.70 23
SBIR Phase II $12,440,135.83 17

Award List:

Using UIML to Automate Generation of Usability Prototypes and Tactical Software

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jonathan E. Shuster, President
Award Amount: $99,896.00
Abstract:
Harmonia proposes a novel approach to automatically generating tactical human/computer interface (HCI) code and object design data from the user interface design developed through usability prototyping. This approach uses the User Interface MarkupLanguage (UIML), an open specification language… More

Using UIML to Improve Product Quality and Reduce Cost of Transitioning Prototypes to Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Shuster, President
Award Amount: $69,935.00
Abstract:
Harmonia proposes an innovative approach to improving product quality and reducing time and cost of transitioning prototypes to production. This approach uses the User Interface Markup Language (UIML), an open specification language being standardized byOASIS, as a user interface design language… More

Using UIML to Automate Generation of Usability Prototypes and Tactical Software

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Shuster, President
Award Amount: $749,421.00
Abstract:
Harmonia proposes a novel approach to automatically generating tactical human/computer interface (HCI) code and object design data from the user interface design developed through usability prototyping. This approach uses the User Interface Markup Language (UIML), an open specification language… More

Facilitating Reuse of Legacy Software by Universal Representation in XML and Code Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, Chief Executive Officer
Award Amount: $99,940.00
Abstract:
Harmonia offers a novel approach to realizing software re-use through the use of functional primitives stored as XML. Harmonia offers a solution that allows developers to build libraries of primitives such as design algorithms and software models. These primitives are stored in a… More

Using XML for Software Structural Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, Chief Executive Officer
Award Amount: $68,454.00
Abstract:
Harmonia proposes a methodology to import legacy source code into a programming language independent XML representation through a process of rule-driven transformation. The project includes design of the Legacy Code & User Interface Markup Language (LCUIML), an extension of the User Interface… More

Enhancing the Total Ship Computing Environment Infrastructure Through UIML

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, President
Award Amount: $69,963.00
Abstract:
Harmonia, Inc. proposes to address human/computer interface (HCI) issues faced by the DD(X) program by investigating new and "breakthrough" software tools that utilize the User Interface Markup Language (UIML). The proposed tools interface with commercial off-the-shelf products and are designed to… More

Creating a User-Centered CAD-HCI Tool to Reduce Costs of Replacing User Interfaces in Legacy Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Helms, Director of Services
Award Amount: $805,790.00
Abstract:
Harmonia, Inc. proposes an innovative approach to modernize and integrate new HCIs into legacy software. The approach centers on a software design tool called Computer-Assisted Design-Human/Computer Interface (CAD-HCI) that supports an enhanced, user-centered, UIML-based user interface design… More

Creating the Legacy Analysis Workbency (LAW) Tool to Reuse Legacy Software by Universal Representation in XML and Code Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Anup Mathur, CTO for Legacy Systems
Award Amount: $749,541.00
Abstract:
Reusing legacy software is a stumbling block that impedes cost-effective creation of new or updated software applications. This problem is squarely addressed here by a key innovation: rather than analyze legacy code from Ada, C++, FORTRAN, assembly, or other widely used languages directly, we… More

Enhancing the Total Ship Computing Environment Infrastructure Through UIML

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, President
Award Amount: $645,441.00
Abstract:
Harmonia, Inc. proposes to address Human/Computer Interface (HCI) issues faced by the DD(X) program by investigating new and "breakthrough" software tools that utilize the User Interface Markup Language (UIML). The proposed tools interface with commercial off-the-shelf products and are designed to… More

Automated Creation, Self-Organization, and Adaptation of Multi-Media Tactical System Training Material for Anywhere/Anytime Delivery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, President & CEO
Award Amount: $79,889.00
Abstract:
To reduce the effort of ensuring that multi-media training reflects tactical system operation and actual Fleet use, we propose innovative technology to help automate production of training material, based on emerging standards (Sharable Content Object Reference Model [SCORM], User Interface Markup… More

Using XML for Software Structural Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, President & CEO
Award Amount: $297,991.00
Abstract:
A key to the Navy's Open Architecture (OA) Program is the ability to identify common functions across surface and subsurface platforms and to transform the corresponding legacy software into reusable components for a component reuse repository. Simply rewriting legacy code to achieve the… More

Software Design Visualization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,896.00
Abstract:
We propose developing the Software Analysis through Visual Extraction (SAVE) tool, a visual programming and architecture plugin to Harmonia's Legacy Analysis Workbench (LAW). SAVE is specifically targeted at providing new functionality to model, visualize, and extract design artifacts and… More

Tools for Rapid Insertion or Adaptation of Combat System Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, President & CEO
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
We propose developing the Software Analysis through Visual Extraction (SAVE) tool, a visual programming and architecture adaptation plugin to Harmonia's Legacy Analysis Workbench (LAW). SAVE is specifically targeted at providing new functionality to model, visualize, and extract design artifacts… More

Automated Software Analysis and Visualization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,907.00
Abstract:
Harmonia, Inc. is pleased to offer this proposal to develop the Software Analysis through Visual Extraction (SAVE) tool, a visual programming and architecture tool that works in conjunction with Harmonia's Legacy Analysis Workbench (LAW). SAVE is specifically targeted at modeling, visualizing, and… More

Scenario Definition Language for Modeling & Simulation (M&S)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, President & CEO
Award Amount: $79,903.00
Abstract:
Harmonia's eXtensible Scenario Definition Meta-language (xScenario) represents scenarios that drive models and simulations (M&S) in XML. Harmonia's solution allows model and simulation developers to use xScenario as the one language for defining scenarios and simulations to facilitate… More

Business Process Transformation Tool for Rapid Reconfiguration of Navy Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, CTO
Award Amount: $69,974.00
Abstract:
Using our 50+ person-years of experience with business process (BP) modeling, BPEL, SOA, and HCI design, we propose a BP Transformation Tool for warfighters and other SMEs that will cut time to create BPs up to 80% and training time to learn tool as much as 40-fold, compared to industry-leading BP… More

Artifact Assessment Tool Suite Infrastructure (AATSI)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, CTO
Award Amount: $69,974.00
Abstract:
Using our 50+ person-years of experience with testing, XML processing, and Eclipse for DoD, we aim to largely automate compliance testing and catalog artifacts by providing a framework to integrate disparate compliance tools, for JTRS-TD to reduce time/effort by at least 30% over the tested… More

Automated Creation, Self-Organization, and Adaptation of Multi-Media Tactical System Training Material for Anywhere/Anytime Delivery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, CEO
Award Amount: $906,374.00
Abstract:
To reduce the effort of ensuring that multi-media training reflects tactical system operation and actual Fleet use, we propose innovative technology to help automate production of training material, based on emerging standards (Sharable Content Object Reference Model [SCORM], User Interface Markup… More

Rapid Software Technology Insertion, without Programming, by Building Applications through Module Composition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, CTO
Award Amount: $497,673.00
Abstract:
Harmonia, Inc., a woman-owned HUB-Zone company, proposes in Phase II of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) topic N05-163, to dramatically reduce time and cost by changing the way complex enterprise applications are assembled. Leveraging past SBIR work, Harmonia proposes to develop a system… More

Software Analysis and Reuse with Application to Improving Task-Centered Human Machine Interfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, CTO
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
The ability of warfighters controlling key Ballistic Missile Defense Systems to do their jobs comes down to the effectiveness of the Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs). No matter how sophisticated the hardware and algorithms "behind the… More

Legacy Software Conversion Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, CTO
Award Amount: $99,983.00
Abstract:
Under MDA07-005 Harmonia, Inc., in partnership with Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS), will build a system to cost effectively modernize legacy information, sensor, space platform, and weapons systems such as the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) written in languages such as… More

Rapid and Accurate Idea Transfer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, CTO
Award Amount: $98,965.00
Abstract:
Using our 50+ person-years of experience with presentation briefing for Fortune 500 companies and DoD, XML processing, and HCI tool design, we aim to dramatically improve the effectiveness, analytic quality, and accuracy of conveying complex ideas, plans, quantitative analysis, and concepts through… More

Software Design Visualization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, CTO
Award Amount: $749,907.00
Abstract:
In a large complex software development life-cycle, the plethora of questions that people in different roles might ask is wide and varied. A developer may want to know what sections of code may break if a class definition is moved. A project manager may want to assess where the areas of greatest… More

Team Knowledge Interoperability in Maritime Interdiction Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $67,040.00
Abstract:
We develop a same time/different place collaborative ability to promote shared awareness in teams working in rapid response operations with fluid and rich data. Our goal is to better understand cognitive processes of team collaboration, and use the understanding to drive the design of a… More

Interface Design and Versioning Framework

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, CTO
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… More

Artifact Assessment Tool Suite Infrastructure (AATSI)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, Chief Scientific Officer
Award Amount: $1,197,116.00
Abstract:
Using our 50+ person-years of experience with testing, XML processing, and Eclipse for DoD, we aim to largely automate compliance testing and catalog artifacts by providing a framework to integrate disparate compliance tools, for JTRS-TD to reduce time/effort by at least 30% over the tested… More

Numerical Software Maintenance, Versioning, Distribution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,903.00
Abstract:
With the increased proliferation of software applications, there exists a need to ensure that an orderly and efficient mechanism exists for configuration control of these applications. This project will build an innovative solution that utilizes Web 2.0 social networking concepts. The solution… More

Legacy Software Conversion Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, President
Award Amount: $749,972.00
Abstract:
Under MDA07-005 Harmonia, Inc., in partnership with Raytheon SAS, is building a system named uReuseT to cost effectively modernize legacy information, sensor, space platform, and weapons systems such as the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) written in legacy languages like Ada. We are… More

Digital Analysis Computing Software Solutions for the Supply Chain

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $94,050.00
Abstract:
Harmonia addresses challenge area 3 in DARPA Phase I SBIR topic SB092-006, Digital Analysis Computing Software (DACS) Solutions for the Supply Chain: software application distribution solutions. Harmonia is proposing to accelerate a fundamental historical transformation in the way the world does… More

Rapid and Accurate Idea Transfer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, President
Award Amount: $746,857.00
Abstract:
We create LiquidBriefing, a collaborative system that helps knowledge workers advance beyond using the trio of email, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint for reporting and briefings. LiquidBriefing assists organizational knowledge management by capturing ideas at the time of origin, and supports a… More

Global Missile Defense Battle Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, President
Award Amount: $99,949.00
Abstract:
Using our 50+ person-years of experience with business process (BP) modeling, BPEL, SOA, and HCI design, we propose a real-time battle management solution for MDA that will coordinate with multiple dispersed and disparate weapon platforms in achieving accurate and reliable kill results for layered… More

Navy Cash Next Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,607.00
Abstract:
The Navy currently uses a Smart Card based stored value system to provide sailors with the ability to make purchases on board a ship This system, called Navy Cash, has been implemented on a majority of the ships but the Navy is encountering problems of cost and maintenance is looking for an… More

Numerical Software Maintenance, Versioning, Distribution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,414.00
Abstract:
With the increased proliferation of software applications, there exists a need to ensure that an orderly and efficient mechanism exists to (1) shorten the time required for computational packages to transition from pre-publication algorithms to packaged products; (2) build, package, and distribute… More

Interface Design and Versioning Framework

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, President
Award Amount: $739,781.00
Abstract:
Harmonia addresses challenges in integrating complex systems for NetCentric computing by solving service design / versioning problems. Versioning is a major stumbling block for defining, creating, and maintaining a functional, dynamic, composeable Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Service… More

Enhancing the Total Ship Computing Environment Infrastructure Through UIML

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $374,941.00
Abstract:
This project addresses an operational need in the Navy to improve ship and weapon system affordability. Part of affordability is building software. The current method of designing, implementing and testing Human-Computer Interfaces (HCIs), and producing documentation for HCIs, requires coordinating… More

Traffic Intersection Simulation of IntelliDrive, J2735, and DSRC/WAVE with eTEXAS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,407.09
Abstract:
  Harmonia’s proposed work will be instrumental in accelerating the maturity of IntelliDrive applications that avoid intersection collisions.  This proposal unlocks the storehouse of modeling detail in TEXAS under the cost-free GPL copyleft license to organizations building… More

Traffic Intersection Simulation of IntelliDrive, J2735, and DSRC/WAVE with eTEXAS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,407.09
Abstract:
  Harmonia’s proposed work will be instrumental in accelerating the maturity of IntelliDrive applications that avoid intersection collisions.  This proposal unlocks the storehouse of modeling detail in TEXAS under the cost-free GPL copyleft license to organizations building… More

Intellifusion - A System for Augmenting Inductive Loop Vehicle Sensor Data with SPAT and GrID (MAP) via Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Michael Bame, Controller – (540) 951-5900
Award Amount: $99,977.52
Abstract:
Our goal is to create a demonstrable prototype system at the end of Phase I which fuses IntelliDrive (SM) data with data from traditional inductive loop detectors and uses this data in a modified NEMA TS2 traffic signal controller within eTEXAS Model for Intersection Traffic to reduce… More

Traffic Intersection Simulation of IntelliDrive, J2735, and DSRC/WAVE with eTEXAS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Pallabi Saboo, CEO – (540) 951-5915
Award Amount: $749,949.83
Abstract:
We accelerate the maturity of IntelliDrive applications and unlock the storehouse of modeling detail in TEXAS to organizations building IntelliDrive applications J2735/Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) signal controllers and on-board IntelliDrive systems. We add four SAE J2735 messages:… More

Storytelling for Causal Data Mining

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Marc Abrams, PI – (540) 951-5901
Award Amount: $729,967.00
Abstract:
The intelligence gathering community needs automated data mining and discovery of causal relationships in unstructured textual documents. Harmonia proposes to fill this need via our Raconteur system. Raconteur can benefit an analyst by guiding them in automated discovery of unknown document… More