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HLA Federation InterConnect (FedConnect) Tool Set

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Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
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1997 / 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
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: HLA Federation InterConnect (FedConnect) Tool Set
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,000.00


In order to become HLA compliant, a Simulation Object Model (SOM) and interface code must be developed for every legacy model that needs to interoperate with other models in a federation. Lessons learned from the protofederation experiments proved that this is a very difficult task that can take up to three person years of effort. At this point in the HLA development, no tool set to conduct this analysis and generate a SOM and interface code for legacy models has been developed. Spectra Research, Inc. (S*R) proposes to develop the HLA Federation InterConnect (FedConnect) Tool Set to automate much of this process. FedConnect will provide tools so a software engineer and domain expert team can conduct automated and interactive analysis of the legacy code, map elements of the code to a FOM and automate generation of much of the RTI interface code. FedConnect will be developed by extending a Model input/output (I/O) Reengineering environment provides the capability to automatically analyze the source code and group model I/O data into abstract object-oriented classes. consequently, development of the FedConnect tool set is an ideal application for this SBIR funded technology.

Principal Investigator:

Mary L. Fricke

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Spectra Research, Inc.
3085 Woodman Dr., Ste 200 Dayton, OH 45420

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No