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Autonomic Performance Assurance for Multi-Processor Supervisory Control

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Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Colorado Engineering Inc.
1915 Jamboree Drive Suite 165 Colorado Springs, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Autonomic Performance Assurance for Multi-Processor Supervisory Control
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8750-12-C-0153
Award Amount: $99,993.00


Multi-processor computing systems are growing in capacity and usage. They encompass multiple, distributed implementations as well as heterogeneous, embedded computing architectures. The processing density enabled by such approaches holds promise for unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs) with their plethora of mission sensors and command and control processing requirements. However, the software and middleware required to effectively (and efficiently) harness multi-processor computing power is lacking. The team of Colorado Engineering, Inc. (CEI) and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) proposes to develop an autonomic performance assurance framework and associated techniques that support automated job scheduling and guarantee performance for multi-processor supervisory control. Through the development, verification, and validation of the proposed framework, the project will increase the autonomy and capability of unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAV). Autonomic performance control is crucial to computer controls in military operations with highly dynamic constraints and topologies. However, it is significantly challenging because the performance is the result of a complex interaction of complex workloads in a complex underlying computer system. UCCS will draw on its research into autonomic computing while CEI will leverage its experience with distributed/grid computing and heterogeneous, high performance, multi-processor embedded computing architectures for UCAVs to guide the proposed activities.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Hammel
Principal Engineer
(719) 388-8582

Business Contact:

Nancy Scally
(719) 388-8582
Small Business Information at Submission:

Colorado Engineering Inc.
1310 United Heights Suite 105 Colorado Springs, CO -

EIN/Tax ID: 743087464
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Colorado (UCCS)
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918-
Contact: Joe Zhou
Contact Phone: (719) 255-3493