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Automated System (H/W & S/W) Test and Repair Tool

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-08-M-0162
Agency Tracking Number: N082-184-0610
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-184
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-09-23
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-08-31
Small Business Information
727 Airport Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
United States
DUNS: 197187602
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Chris Lomont
 Research Engineer
 (734) 668-2567
Business Contact
 Charles Jacobus
Title: President
Phone: (734) 668-2567
Research Institution

The growing complexity of distributed submarine combat systems has limited the Navy’s capability to test and repair software and hardware under a wide range of fault scenarios. As a result, the potential for mission failure due to system faults has risen to an unsatisfactory level. We propose to develop an Automated System Test and Repairer (A-STAR) to simplify the setup and execution of system tests and continually monitor the integrity of combat systems.A-STAR will run as a background process and detect software & hardware faults. A Performance Analysis & Measurement system (PAM) will visualize the real time data like a global Task Manager. The A-STAR program will generate a log identifying any detected problems. An automated trend analysis procedure will mine the event logs and compare attributes like fail states, operating time, processor usage, and others. The key innovations of A-STAR are its integrated monitoring and analysis environment and test scenario generation capability. A-STAR will allow the Non-SME to create a range of simple to complex test scenarios to evaluate the Navy system. A-STAR will then inject appropriate events to simulate system faults, provide real-time monitors of the system, and produce overall mission status reports.

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