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Intelligent System for Abstraction and Integration of Instrumentation Hardware

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73327
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-314-3375
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East College Station, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Intelligent System for Abstraction and Integration of Instrumentation Hardware
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9302-05-M-1015
Award Amount: $99,991.00
 

Abstract:

KBSI proposes to design, develop, and deploy technologies to radically re-engineer how instrumentation and flight test engineers perform various design, validation, development, verification, and management of aircraft T&E instrumentation subsystem. Our focus is to use the concept of hardware abstraction for specifying, interconnecting, and testing various hardware components. In particular, we propose to develop the Instrumentation Hardware Abstraction Language (IHAL), an XML-based instrumentation hardware abstraction language that can support the definition of functional characteristics of any instrumentation subsystem at any functional or physical hierarchy as well as the physical, electrical, and protocol characteristics of digital interfaces among these components. We will also develop a prototype component-based Intelligent System for Abstraction and Integration of Instrumentation Hardware (ISAIIH) that will allow the user to specify an instrumentation system or subsystem in terms of IHAL. ISAIIH will also support the mixing and matching of existing COTS and GOTS hardware components based on their characteristics and the overall requirements of the required instrumentation that is being designed. Finally, we will demonstrate integration of ISAIIH components into commercial Instrumentation support systems and will document the methodological changes required by instrumentation engineers in using IHAL and ISAIIH.

Principal Investigator:

Ronald Fernandes
Senior Research Scientist
9792605274
rfernandes@kbsi.com

Business Contact:

Donielle Mayer
Business Operations Manager
9792605274
dmayer@kbsi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, INC.
1408 University Drive East College Station, TX 77840

EIN/Tax ID: 742505334
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No