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Name: SOHAR, INC.
Address: 5731 W. Slauson Ave., , Suite 175
Culver City, CA 90230
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phone: (310) 338-0990

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,077,828.00 31
SBIR Phase II $5,673,806.00 11

Award List:

ENHANCED DISTRIBUTED RECOVERY BLOCKS FOR NUCLEAR REACTOR CONTROL AND SAFETY FUNCTIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Herbert Hecht
Award Amount: $49,969.00

ENHANCED DISTRIBUTED RECOVERY BLOCKS FOR NUCLEAR REACTOR CONTROL AND SAFETY FUNCTIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Herbert Hecht
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Despite the pressing need, there is currently no widely accepted and licensed digital system for replacement of aging analog reactor safety and protection hardware. the primary obstacle has been the lack of a credible implementation of software fault tolerance supported by an appropriate system… More

A HIERARCHICAL, DISTRIBUTED, FAULT-TOLERANT NETWORK FOR ADVANCED REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

A HIERARCHICAL, DISTRIBUTED, FAULT-TOLERANT NETWORK FOR ADVANCED REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $499,167.00
Abstract:
This research will investigate the suitability of a new design for an advanced automated control system for nuclear powerplants. this design, called the hierarchical distributed recovery block nhdft) consists of three subsystems: (1) the kernel network: a simple, thoroughly tested and trustworthy… More

ENHANCED CONDITION TABLES FOR VERIFICATION OF FAULT TOLERANT SOFTWARE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Herbert Hecht Ph D
Award Amount: $49,600.00
Abstract:
The goal of the research is to develop a feasible, credible, and thorough verification methodology for fault tolerant software and to develop the tools that will make iteconomically feasible for system developers, iv&v contractors, and government users. an implicit assumption in the research… More

ENHANCED FOOD COMPOSITION RESEARCH DATA BASE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Epidemiological research on dietary practices is making a significant contribution to a reduction in cancer mortality. however, progress is impeded by current nutrition databases that differ significantly in food components of interest in cancer research. these disagreements are caused by food… More

PRACTICABLE SOFTWARE FAULT TOLERANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Herbert Hecht
Award Amount: $49,990.00
Abstract:
A methodology is proposed for targeting specific error detection and recovery techniques at frequent and severe causes of software failures. the specific techniques are much less costly to implement than comprehensive multi-version approaches that are widely described in the technical literature. a… More

SOFTWARE PERFORMABILITY CONCEPTS AND MODELING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Herbert Hecht
Award Amount: $49,959.00
Abstract:
Performability for avionics software is defined in terms that are compatible with those used for hardware systems and that permit generation of a system performability measure. stochastic activity networks are used to translate user level capability measures into activities observable at the level… More

EXPERT SYSTEM FOR TAILORING R/M/QA CLAUSES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Herbert Hecht
Award Amount: $49,952.00
Abstract:
An expert system will be developed for tailoring reliability, maintainability, and quality assurance (r/m/qa) specification documents to the requirements of individual navy acquisition documents. the tailoring tool will enable a program manager or acquisition engineer who is not necessarily an… More

COMPLEXITY METRICS FOR AVIONICS SOFTWARE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Kam Sing Tso , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

COMPLEXITY METRICS FOR AVIONICS SOFTWARE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Kam Sing Tso , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $497,353.00
Abstract:
This research will integrate the most generally accepted software complexity metrics and extend them to avoinics software. the extensions will address the additional features of multitasking, intertask communcation, real-time contraints, and error recovery provisions that are present in ada soruce… More

DEVELOPMENT OF REUSABLE ADA SOFTWARE FAULT TOLERANT COMPONENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kam Sing Tso, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $54,652.00

DEVELOPMENT OF REUSABLE ADA SOFTWARE FAULT TOLERANT COMPONENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kam Sing Tso, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $641,000.00
Abstract:
This research will develop a library of reusable softvare fault tolerant (swft) components encompassing recovery blocksr n-version programming, and othei' fault tolerant techniques that do not require cotnplete logical redundancy. trhe! library vill te developed using an object-oriented approach.… More

Software Reliability Model for Distributed Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Herb Hecht
Award Amount: $59,928.00

Software Reliability Model for Distributed Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Herb Hecht
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
Distributed computing has the potential of much further growth aided by current developments in the computer and communication areas, but this progress may be impeded by deficiencies in software reliability and maintainability. The software reliability modeling methodology and tool to be developed… More

MEASUREMENT BASED DEPENDABILITY ANALYSIS FOR DIGITAL SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NRC
Principal Investigator: Don Tang Phd
Award Amount: $50,000.00

MEASUREMENT BASED DEPENDABILITY ANALYSIS FOR DIGITAL SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NRC
Principal Investigator: Don Tang Phd
Award Amount: $187,573.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop a measurement-based methodology and a tool set to implement the methodology for probabilistic analysis of operational data from nuclear facilities to provide systematic and objective evaluations of reliability and availability. the results will be a… More

Configuration and Parts Control Software for Dispersed Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: George Dinsmore
Award Amount: $69,916.00

INTELLIGENT & VIRTUAL REALITY AGENTS FOR ROBOTICS PLANNING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kam Sing Tso , Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00

ADAPTIVE FAULT TOLERANCE FOR AUTONOMOUS SPACECRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Eltefaat Shokri , Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Configuration and Parts Control Software for Dispersed Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: George Dinsmore
Award Amount: $600,008.00
Abstract:
CEC configuration and parts control requires automated data collection, transmission, and validation. Maintenance and logistics coordinators must be able to access current and correct data for any of 610 geographically dispersed test sites (many of which our mobile). This research will… More

ADAPTIVE FAULT TOLERANCE FOR AUTONOMOUS SPACECRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Eltefaat Shokri , Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $600,000.00

INTELLIGENT & VIRTUAL REALITY AGENTS FOR ROBOTICS PLANNING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kam Sing Tso , Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $600,000.00

SBIR Phase I: An Approach to Measuring and Assessing Dependability for Critical Software

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dong Tang
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Development of Fault Tolerance Analysis for Flight Critical Avionics Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dong Tang
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The objectives of this Phase I research are: 1. development of a set of metrics with both qualitative and quantitative attributes for evaluating capabilities of dependability modeling and simulation tools, 2. evaluation of representative dependability modeling and simulation tools in terms of the… More

DRAFT: Distributed Recovery Block Adaptive Fault Tolerance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eltefaat Shokri Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,910.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Xuegao An, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Rapid Cost Estimates of Military Aerospace Vehicles (MAV's)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Herbert Hecht, Chairman
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Despite the importance of life cycle costing (LCC), it has rarely been integrated into the design activity. One of the reasons has been the lack of easily learned tools that are cost effective and whose results are non-trivial, i.e., would be sufficientlypowerful that development engineers would… More

Relay Replacement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Myron Hecht, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Risk-based methods for inspection and maintenance can significantly reduce lifecycle cost by basing inspection and repair intervals on the risk of incurring damage rather than on arbitrary periods. Not only can the methods reduce inspection cost anddowntime, they can actually increase ship… More

Assurance Technology for High Confidence Software and Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Yutao He, Sr. Reserach Engineer
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
This research will develop a feasible and applicable assessment environment, called MOCHA (MOdel-based Certification for High Assurance), that assists in control, composition, management, and documentation of different assurance activities conducted bydifferent groups and evidences collected from… More

Rapid Cost Estimation for Propulsion on MAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Myron Hecht, President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Initiatives such as the DoD Design to Cost (DTC) have increased the importance of Life Cycle Costing (LCC) throughout the entire design process. Because decisions made during the concept definition phase can impact the entire program, accurate LCCestimates are crucial. However, in highly… More

Affordability Development and Integration into Simulation-Based Research and Development (R&D)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Myron Hecht, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"Predictions of simulation-based R&D offer the great advantage of making critical decisions early on in the development of new technologies. In order for weapon systems to reach the field and become operationally effective, these decisions must also bebased on credible cost simulations, and… More

Infrastructure Vulnerability Analysis System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Myron Hecht, President
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
"This research will develop a methodology and a decision support tool to determine vulnerabilities for identified threats and hazards, determine appropriate countermeasures, and provide for infrastructure facilities and services to military facilities. Thekey innovation in this research is the… More

Battle Force Reliability Modeling and Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Herbert Hecht, Vice Chairman
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
This research will define and implement enhancements to TIGER, the standard assessment tool used by the Navy to measure readiness in terms of operational availability. The current version can handle the thousands of components aboard a ship. However, itis not suited to modeling the massive task of… More

Infrastructure Vulnerability Analysis System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Myron Hecht, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This research will develop a methodology and a decision support tool to determine vulnerabilities for identified threats and hazards and determine appropriate countermeasures under the constraints of shared resources and interdependent infrastructureservices. The key innovation in this research is… More

Infrastructure Vulnerability Analysis System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Myron Hecht, President
Award Amount: $598,705.00
Abstract:
This research will develop a methodology and a decision support tool to determine vulnerabilities for identified threats and hazards and determine appropriate countermeasures under the constraints of shared resources and interdependent infrastructureservices. The key innovation in this research is… More

MEMS S&A and A-F Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Herbert Hecht, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
Rotary devices with much commonality are proposed for the S&A and A-F applications. The devices can be contained in a cube approximately 10 mm on a side. The proposal focuses on early identification of risk areas and on steps to reduce or mitigate therisk. The need for testability of arming devices… More

Tools for inter-component dependency identification and failure mode and effects analysis.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Herb Hecht, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
SoHaR Inc, whose name stands for Software and Hardware Reliability, proposes to tackle the problem of reconfigurable system component interdependencies at the level of Object Oriented Design. In this effort we will develop an Object Oriented System Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (OOS-FMEA). We… More

Prognostic Models for Avionic Power Supplies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Herbert Hecht, Vice Chairman of the Boar
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Power supplies or power converters are found in practically every military avionic component. Failure of the power supply (unless redundant) causes failure of the served equipment. Power supply failures are mostly total and occur with no warning. Therefore prognostic measures that detect precursors… More

Error Handling Techniques for Robust Mission Critical Software

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Herb Hecht, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a method and tool that will formalize and streamline error handling already at the very earliest stages of software design. We propose to tackle this problem at the level of object oriented design in a commonly used modeling language, the Unified Modeling Language, UML. Our… More

Miniature Actuators for Small Arms Munition Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Herb Hecht, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,971.00
Abstract:
A new method of actuating MEMS devices is proposed for attitude-control of small-arms munitions. This method is compatible with existing foundry tooling and offers the potential of commutating relatively small forces into larger ones, capable of steering a high speed bullet. The method is not… More

Software Verification for Large Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Herbert Hecht, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
We propose to concentrate verification on the exception handling structure of the software because (a) it is the cause of most failures (b) it can be constrained to a relatively small number of primitives, and (c) establishing completeness and correctness can be automated.