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Visual Porting Executive (VP*Exec) for Windows Phase I SBIR

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Spectra Research, Inc.
2790 Indian Ripple Road Russ Research Center Dayton, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Visual Porting Executive (VP*Exec) for Windows Phase I SBIR
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $482,601.00


An overwhelming need exists for an economical methodology to convert existing mainframe hosted scientific software to a personal computer (PC) graphical user interface (GUI) environment. Currently, this done as a tedious manual process that is inefficient and expensive. Without more efficient methods, valuable scientific software may be discarded as mainframe computers are phased out. Spectra Research, Inc. (S*R) proposes to develop the Visual Porting Executive for Windows (VP*Exec) to solve this problem. VP*Exec will automate the process of converting analysis code, and generating GUI tools to control program execution, setup inputs, configure output, and provide data visualization. S*R will reuse software developed on a U.S. Army Phase II SBIR to implement much of the VP*Exec software. A innovative Code Analyzer capable of determining the input and output parameters through a sequential process of scanning and analyzing the FORTRAN code will be developed. S*R's highly experienced software team will develop a prototype demonstration during Phase I. S*R research has indicated that a strong market exists for VP*Exec and plans to begin commercialization the product during Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Eric C. Loomis

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Spectra Research, Inc.
P.o. Box 495 Dayton, OH 45459

Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No