Enhancing the Total Ship Computing Environment Infrastructure Through UIML

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-05-M-0003
Agency Tracking Number: N043-223-0939
Amount: $99,945.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-223
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
1715 Pratt Drive, Suite 2820, Blacksburg, VA, 24060
DUNS: 016442399
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Marc Abrams
 (540) 951-5901
Business Contact
 Pallabi Saboo
Title: VP, Marketing & Product Development
Phone: (540) 951-5915
Email: psaboo@harmonia.com
Research Institution
Harmonia, Inc. proposes to address human/computer interface (HCI) issues faced by the DD(X) program by investigating new and "breakthrough" software tools that utilize the User Interface Markup Language (UIML). The proposed tools interface with commercial off-the-shelf products and are designed to streamline the HCI design and development process without forcing DD(X) personnel to significantly change the process they currently follow. The approach centers on working closely with the ship system integrator industry to form project execution and implementation teams; obtaining input from experienced individuals to focus on developing software technologies that promote commonality within the Total Ship Computing Environment (TSCE), thus adhering to the Navy's proposed Open Architecture Computing Environment guidelines and reducing lifecycle costs. Harmonia has identified six DD(X) engineering problem areas and possible UIML-based tools to address them. During Phase I Harmonia will define requirements, identify potential risks, conduct selected prototyping activities, and assess the commercial viability of each technology to determine which have the most potential benefit for the DD(X) program and should thus be prototyped in Phase II

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