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SOUCE CODE TAILORING

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10686
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10686
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Akm Associates, Inc.
635 Mariner's Island Bivd., Suite 205 San Mateo, CA 94404
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: SOUCE CODE TAILORING
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,724.00
 

Abstract:

REUSE OF EXISTING, PROVEN SOFTWARE CAN POTENTIALLY REDUCE PROBLEM DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT COSTS BY A LARGE FACTOR. TWOIMPORTANT SOFTWARE ENGINEERING TECHNIQUES CAN FACILITATE THE REUSE OF SOFTWARE: (1) SOFTWARE LIBRARY MAINTENANCE, AND (2) SOURCE-CODE TAILORING. IN THE FIRST METHOD, THE SPECIFICATION OF A SOFTWARE MODULE SERVES TO DETERMINE WHETHER IT WILL BE USEFUL FOR A GIVEN APPLICATIONS. IN THE SECOND, A GENERALIZED "ARCHTYPE" PROGRAM IS ADAPTED TO DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS. THE REUSABLE SOFTWARE LIBRARIES ANDARCHTYPES MIGHT BE COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY FROM EXISTING SOFTWARE, GATHERED BY PROGRAMMERS, OR WRITTEN FROM SCRATCH. DURING THE COURSE OF THIS PHASE I PROJECT, AKM RESEARCHERS WILL STUDY A SET OF EXISTING CODES DEVELOPED FOR THE FEDERALAVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) WITH REGARD TO REUSABILITY, DETERMINING THE EXTENT TO WHICH USEFUL LIBRARIES AND EXTENSIBLE ARCHTYPES CAN BE EXTRACTED. THE MAJOR CONSIDERATIONS WILL INCLUDE POTENTIAL AUTOMATIC ANALYSIS, SUCH AS FORMAL VERIFICATION OR THOSE USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECHNIQUES; THE METANOTATION USED TO EXPRESS ARCHTYPES OR SPECIFY THE FUNCTION OF SOFTWARE LIBRARIES; ANDTHE GENERAL UTILITY OF THE REUSABLE SOFTWARE PRODUCED.

Principal Investigator:

Carl Ponder
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Akm Associates Inc
635 Mariner's Island Blvd #205 San Mateo, CA 94404

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