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USM: Unified System Model

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Department of Defense
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1996 / SBIR
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Software Productivity
122 4th Ave. Indialantic, FL 32903
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: USM: Unified System Model
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $70,000.00


This effort proposes the application of a Unified System Model (USM) as a common representation form which multiple views of system models can be projected. the USM will serve as an integrated mechanism for a requirements engineering environment and consist of multiple CASE tools that provide four specific benefits to requirement writers. First, a requirements writer would not be bound to only a handful of techniques supported by any single tool. Second, specifications form previous systems could not be reused; the use if a particular modeling language would not be an obstacle for its reuse in a new specification. the ability to move form one techniques to another would be especially valuable when reengineering an existing system. Third, a single project could use a variety of techniques and maintain consistency across the different notations. Fourth, a project that decides to change its modeling language would be able to salvage those specification already completed. in summary, the USM is a mechanism to acheive internally consistent, multiple viewpoints of requirements. USM represents a true advance in computer-aided engineering that provides immediate benefits to requirements engineering practitioners and establishes a vehicle for advanced research in requirements engineering methods.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Andy Rudmik

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Software Productivity
122 Fourth Avenue Indiatlantic, FL 32903

Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No