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A FEASIBILITY AND COST/BENEFIT MODEL FOR ASSEMBLER CONVERSION TO ADA

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
8932
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8932
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Optimization Technology, Inc.
125 West Park Loop Suite 201 Huntsville, AL 35806
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: A FEASIBILITY AND COST/BENEFIT MODEL FOR ASSEMBLER CONVERSION TO ADA
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $484,394.00
 

Abstract:

DOD GUIDELINES DIRECTING THE USE OF ADA AS THE GOVERNMENT STANDARD PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE WILL RESULT IN MANY EXISTING IMPLEMENTATIONS GRADUALLY BEING CONVERTED TO ADA. AS SOFTWARE UPDATES AND HARDWARE ENHANCEMENTS ARE MADE, SINGLE FUNCTIONS MAY BE IMPLEMENTED IN ADA TO EXPLOIT THE LANGUAGE'S MAINTAINABILITY AND PORTABILITY. THIS WILL REQUIRE INTERLANGUAGE INTERFACING, DATA SHARING AND SPECIAL CONSIDERATION OF MEMORY AND THROUGHPUT UTILIZATION. TO EVALUATE NOT ONLY THE IMPACT OF SUCH A TRANSITION BUT ALSO THE VERY FEASIBILITY, OTI IS PROPOSING A FEASIBILITY STUDY AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COST/BENEFIT MODEL. ADDITIONALLY, IF THE TRANSITION PROVES FEASIBLE, PHASE II WILL INCLUDE A METHODOLOGY TO CODE AND INTEGRATE NEW ADA MODULES WITH THE EXISTING ENVIRONMENT. THE FEASIBILITY DETERMINATION WILL CONSIDER SUCH FACTORS AS THE CURRENT ASSEMBLER, THE PROPOSED COMPILER, SYSTEM MODULARITY AND MODULE CONNECTIVITY. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS INCLUDE THE IMPACT ON MEMORY CONSUMPTION AND THE ABILITY OF THE ADA CODE TO MEET REAL TIME REQUIREMENTS. DUE TO THE RESOURCE EXPENDITURE WHICH WILL BE REQUIRED FOR A PIECEMEAL CONVERSION FROM ASSEMBLY CODE TO ADA, A RELIABLE MEANS OF DETERMINING THE FEASIBILITY AND COST OF SUCH AN EFFORT IS REQUIRED.

Principal Investigator:

Sandra Cepeda
2058266700

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Optimization Technology Inc.
Po Box 949 Auburn, AL 36831

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