USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Java Based Information Exchange Support System

Award Information

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
American GNC Corporation
888 Easy Street Simi Valley, CA 93065-1812
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Java Based Information Exchange Support System
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,984.00


This system is intended to develop a novel structure to support the onboard information exchange. This structure is based on Internet related techniques, which are very popular in many areas of applications, and have been proven to be commercially successful. Based on Internet related techniques, the system is modularized, and compatible with the current Internet related standards. Leveraging the latest developments of object oriented software engineering, and its widely adopted standards, this structure is cost-efficient, reliable, maintainable and open to all interfaces which are compatible to Internet standards. Under this structure, every onboard instrument will support the unique interface standard: Java. All functional modules take the form of a java class, and are highly modularized. By downloading the latest functional modules from a manufacture's web site, the upgrading can be done or bugs can be fixed. The system maintenance and upgrades can easily be achieved, and this can be done at any time, even during operational flight missions. The structure is technologically compatible with the current commercial applications and information accumulated by the onboard sensors and instruments is accessible to these commercial applications. And in fact, the onboard instruments and sensors turn into a node of information source in the Internet.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Ching-Fang 1. Lin

Business Contact:

Janet Oliver
VP of Finance
Small Business Information at Submission:

American GNC Corporation
888 Easy Street Simi Valley, CA 93065

Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No