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Intelligent Reasoning on the Impact of Changes to System Models and Requirements

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
B2-1943
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA11-T003
Solicitation Number:
2011.B
Small Business Information
DISCOVERY MACHINE, INC.
454 Pine Street Suite 1C Williamsport, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Intelligent Reasoning on the Impact of Changes to System Models and Requirements
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7702
Award Amount: $999,823.00
 

Abstract:

As complex systems develop, there are inevitably changes to requirements and the system models as the team members formulate a more clear understanding of the customer needs and possible solutions. Often these changes are not coordinated since it is difficult to predict how one change may affect another and current requirements management and system modeling tools don't provide the type of two way traceability required. What ends up happening is that the design proceeds to the point where conflicts arises and certain requirements cannot be met. At that point, design changes are more costly and can derail an otherwise productive design team. We propose an intelligent software system which can aid in understanding the impacts of changes to requirements or system architecture and can identify nuanced interactions between them that only expert system engineers would. The proposed system is capable of understanding both system requirements and system architectures in a way which allows inferencing on proposed changes. The system uses ontological reasoning in a flexible way including potential interfaces to external ontology sources as well as a new context specific inferencing approach which leverages information about the specific issue being addressed to focus the ontological reasoning for improved results.

Principal Investigator:

Todd W. Griffith
CTO
(570) 916-2056
tgriffith@discoverymachine.com

Business Contact:

Anna L. Griffith
CEO
(570) 916-6044
agriffith@discoverymachine.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Discovery Machine Incorporated
454 Pine Street Suite 1C Williamsport, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 233023737
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Stevens Institute
Castle Point on the Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030-
Contact: Robert Cloutier
Contact Phone: (856) 470-0458