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Test and Evaluation Metadata Plaza (TEMPL)

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2008 / SBIR
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Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East College Station, TX 77840-2335
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Test and Evaluation Metadata Plaza (TEMPL)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9302-08-M-0021
Award Amount: $99,999.00


KBSI proposes to design, develop, and demonstrate a methodology, a metadata model and suite of tools to unify the storage, transfer, and retrieval of T&E metadata across multiple systems, ranges, test articles and test missions. Our focus is to use state of the art information system engineering, including the use of ontologies and semantic web technologies to support the metadata extraction of legacy data as well as support metadata formularizations for ongoing and future test missions. At the heart of the metadata support for both legacy T&E data as well as future test missions lies the development of the T&E Metadata Reference Model (T&E Ref Mod), a UML 2.0-based metadata model for describing T&E data. Our T&E Ref Mod will be built around existing metadata standards/models and new metadata constructs. We will also develop a prototype component-based Test & Evaluation Metadata PLaza (TEMPL) that will support the extraction, representation, transfer, translation, verification, validation, completeness checking, retrieval and visualization of both structured and unstructured T&E data via its relationship to metadata. Finally, we will demonstrate integration of TEMPL components into commercial instrumentation support systems and document the methodological changes required by instrumentation engineers in using the TEMPL technologies.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Graul
Senior Research Scientist

Business Contact:

Donielle Mayer
Business Operations Manager
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1408 University Drive East College Station, TX 77840

EIN/Tax ID: 742505334
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No