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Common Extensible Architecture for Integrated Mission Systems (CEAMS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-045-0079
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-045
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Charles River Analytics Inc.
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Common Extensible Architecture for Integrated Mission Systems (CEAMS)
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-12-C-0168
Award Amount: $79,945.00
 

Abstract:

Today"s Navy airborne mission platforms use computing systems that are stand-alone collections of hardware and software tied to specific programs and vendors. These stovepiped systems lack common data formats and cannot communicate with one another without substantial ad hoc interface engineering work. Cobbled together mission systems are badly fragmented, inflexible, and difficult to extend, adapt, upgrade, or reuse for other purposes. Charles River Analytics proposes to address this problem by designing and demonstrating a Common Extensible Architecture for Integrated Mission Systems (CEAMS), a service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based framework uniquely and specifically designed from the ground up to work in environments characterized by low communications bandwidth and poor connectivity. CEAMS uses a common metadata environment manager to provide common component communication, and a topic-based messaging system to regulate how applications interact with users and each other. It uses market-based optimization to prioritize messages using user-defined criteria and regulate overall system performance. The CEAMS framework supports system-wide communication between sensors, data sources, applications, and human users, enabling full interoperability between system components. It also supports modular, easily extensible business logic, enabling flexible system integration with both existing mission support tools and newer software supporting intelligent reasoning over the complete operational environment.

Principal Investigator:

Scott Harrison
Software Engineer
(617) 491-3474
sharrison@cra.com

Business Contact:

Mark Felix
Contracts Manager
(617) 491-3474
mfelix@cra.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Charles River Analytics Inc.
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 042803764
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No