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IMPROVING RAM IN LARGE SYSTEMS BY COMBINING THE WATERFALL AND RAPID PROTOTYPING…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
12604
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12604
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Micro Systems, Ltd.
1249 Greentree, Suite 100 Narberth, PA 19072 1219
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: IMPROVING RAM IN LARGE SYSTEMS BY COMBINING THE WATERFALL AND RAPID PROTOTYPING MODELS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $56,201.00
 

Abstract:

DEVELOPMENT METHODS AND TOOLS ARE NEEDED WHICH BOTH REDUCE DEVELOPMENT COSTS AND FACILITATE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DEVELOPERS AND MAINTAINERS THROUGHOUT THE LIFE CYCLE. WE PROPOSE TO SCRUTINIZE FUNDAMENTAL ASSUMPTIONS UNDERLYING CURRENT DEVELOPMENT METHODS AND SUPPORTING TOOLS TO DETERMINE THE IMPLICATIONS OF THESE ASSUMPTIONS WITH RESPECT TO RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY AND MAINTAINABILITY (RAM) AND THE ASSOCIATED COSTS. WE PROPOSE AN IMPROVED APPROACH TO SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT WHICH COMBINES ADVANTAGES OF THE "WATERFALL" AND "RAPID PROTOTYPING" MODELS. OUR PROPOSED RESEARCH: 1) INVOLVES COMPLETE ANALYSIS AND EXTENSIBLE DESIGNS, 2) IS APPLICABLE TO BOTH LARGE AND SMALL SYSTEMS, 3) PROVIDES A CONCRETE "PAPER TRAIL", 4) MAKES IT EASY TO ASSESS PROGRESS, 5) MAKES IT EASY TO MAINTAIN CONSISTENCY AMONG LIFE CYCLE PHASES, AND 6) TREATS TESTING AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF DEVELOPMENT. THIS APPROACH BY DESIGN AVOIDS MANY LIMITATIONS OF "WATERFALL" AND "RAPID PROTOTYPING" CONSIDERED INDIVIDUALLY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Alice B Scandura
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Intelligent Micro Systems Inc
1249 Greentree Narberth, PA 19072

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