Mobile Embedded Component Suite (MECS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-07-C-0072
Agency Tracking Number: A062-222-0710
Amount: $119,444.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-222
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
150 Beacon Hill Drive, West Hartford, CT, 06117
DUNS: 145691999
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Cunningham
 (860) 233-1526
Business Contact
 John Cunningham
Title: President
Phone: (860) 233-1526
Research Institution
Band XI International will architect, design, develop and document an Equinox/OSGi based embedded component suite that addresses the need for tight, efficient, and usable: (1) bitmap oriented user interface framework, (2) pluggable off board messaging framework, and (3) device connection framework. Band XI will develop these components in an agile manner, driven by real scenarios and through a transparent and continuous build process. We will employ a specification by reference implementation approach, wherein any specifications, designs, or architecture decisions are supported by a running reference implementation to prove their viability. All development will be done with the Eclipse IDE and new tooling plugins will be added as necessary to improve the usability of the frameworks. Band XI International offers nearly a decade of experience in developing embedded Java applications that rely on a loosely coupled, highly cohesive component model. Band XI engineers have deep experience working with similar proprietary components and frameworks and know their comparative strengths and weaknesses. As a member of the Eclipse Foundation and the Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGi), Band XI can call upon the breath and depth of those communities for validation and assistance in bringing the Mobile Embedded Component Suite to fruition.

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