Enhancing the Total Ship Computing Environment Infrastructure Through UIML

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00164-06-C-6093
Agency Tracking Number: N043-223-0939
Amount: $1,455,410.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
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 M
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 obtain input from experienced individuals to identify what is needed in engineering tools so as to develop HCIs that 1) promote commonality within the Total Ship Computing Environment (TSCE), 2) adhere to the Navy’s proposed Open Architecture Computing Environment guidelines and 3) reduce lifecycle costs. During Phase I of this SBIR, Harmonia identified four DD(X) engineering problem areas based on DD(X) program priorities and targeted HCI tools to address them. Harmonia also worked on defining performance and functional requirements, identifying potential risks, conducting selected prototyping activities, and assessing commercial viability. During Phase II, Harmonia will develop functioning versions of each of the tools that comprise the DD(X) HCI Tool Suite and provide training, guidance, and other support activities to the DD(X) program.

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