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Real-time Insights for Combat System Integration and Testing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0098
Agency Tracking Number: N201-050-1352
Amount: $1,194,992.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N201-050
Solicitation Number: 00.1
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-01-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-01-25
Small Business Information
4401 Wilson Boulevard Suite 810
Arlington, VA 22203-1111
United States
DUNS: 606926769
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 struan clark
 (719) 550-2555
Business Contact
 Teddy Kidd
Phone: (703) 522-4032
Research Institution

A key challenge to the Navy is the time and cost associated with integrating complex systems of systems, such as SQQ-89 Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW). Engineers spend time performing root-cause analysis to find the cause of errors related to internal interfaces, which throttles the rate of improvement to warfighting capability. The Interface Traffic Monitoring and Evaluation (IT-ME) software application is an updated and enhanced interface testing tool built on the pedigree of Innovative Defense Technologies’s (IDT's) core automated testing technologies. IT-ME monitors, prepares, and assesses message data in real-time using deep-packet inspection to detect interface and message-level errors. IT-ME makes use of state-of-the-market DevSecOps practices including supporting external access via open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and fault-tolerant, scalable, containerized deployments using technologies based on Docker and Kubernetes. IDT extended the development to include a real-time performance dashboard that contains an Alert View with real-time message data assessment artifacts, including warnings and informational messages, to an operator. By automating the interface monitoring and assessment tasks and aggregating those insights into a comprehensive User Interface (UI), IDT effectively short-circuited the costly process of performing root-cause analysis for interface and message errors.

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