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An Automated Test Bed for Assessing System-of-System (SoS) Assurance

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
007-77-2011
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
9.04.01.77-R
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
DeVivo AST, Inc.
917B Willowbrook Dr. Huntsville, AL 35802
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: An Automated Test Bed for Assessing System-of-System (SoS) Assurance
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Contract: SB1341-11-SE-0886
Award Amount: $88,789.00
 

Abstract:

As System-of-Systems (SoS) become more complex, interactions and latent emergent behaviors become difficult to identify and control. Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) are a prime example of SoS that are both critical and difficult to assure. Drawing upon prior work into multi-criteria decision making (MCDM), DeVivo AST has developed TOP Score, a software tool that facilitates the modeling and analysis of complex UAS using decomposition and empirical testing. This approach for fundamental characteristic attribution using multiple confounded tests provides increased model power and predictiveness. Unlike traditional MCDM tools, TOP Score allows for the isolation of key characteristics, dimensions, or “-ilites’ of a system through regression even when those characteristics are confounded and/or difficult to measure independently.

Principal Investigator:

Woody English
(256) 585-2781
woodyenglish@devivoast.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DeVivo AST, Inc.
917B Willowbrook Dr. Huntsville, AL 35802-

EIN/Tax ID: 204015710
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No