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SOFTWARE ENGINEERING FOR NON-VON NEUMANN ARCHITECTURES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
5477
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5477
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AMHERST SYSTEMS, INC.
30 Wilson Road Buffalo, NY 14221
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING FOR NON-VON NEUMANN ARCHITECTURES
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

CURRENT COMPUTER SYSTEM APPLICATIONS FEATURE CONTINUALLY INCREASING COMPUTATIONAL RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS WHICH HAVE BECOME UNFEASIBLE OR UNREALIZEABLE USING CONVENTIONAL VON NEUMANN UNIPROCESSOR TECHNIQUES. NON-VON NEUMANN ARCHITECTURES FEATURING MULTIPLE PROCESSING ELEMENTS OFFER SOLUTIONS THAT ACHIEVE THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS. HOWEVER, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY REMAINS ORIENTED TOWARDS VON NEUMANN METHODOLOGIES. THIS, COUPLED WITH THE APPLICATIONS SPECIFIC NATURE OF NON-VON NEUMANN ARCHITECTURES, HAS RESULTED IN A FRAGMENTED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENT. CONSEQUENTLY, SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CAN BE SUBOPTIMAL OR EVEN UNSUCCESSFUL. THIS STUDY FOCUSES ON THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE SYSTEM AND SOFTWARE LIFE CYCLES OF CURRENT NONVON NEUMANN ARCHITECTURES. INDIVIDUAL ARCHITECTURES AND ASSOCIATED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING TOOLS AND METHODOLOGIES WILL BE IDENTIFIED AND ASSESSED. THESE INDIVIDUAL SOFTWARE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES WILL THEN BE CORRELATED TO GENERATE THE POLICIES AND TECHNOLOGICAL DATABASE OF A UNIFIED NON-VON NEUMANN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING METHODOLOGY. THE RESULTS OF THIS STUDY WILL SUPPORT CURRENT AND FUTURE APPLICATIONS PROGRAMS BY PROVIDING GROUND RULES TO ARCHITECTURESELECTION AND SYSTEM AND SOFTWARE LIFE CYCLE DEFINITION. THE STUDY WILL ALSO PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF CURRENT SOFTWARE ENGINEERINGTECHNOLOGIES FOR MORE EFFICIENT APPLICATIONS PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION.

Principal Investigator:

Cesar bandera
7166310610

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Amherst Systems Inc
30 Wilson Rd Buffalo, NY 14221

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