Graphical Trace Object (GTO) Tool

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0246
Agency Tracking Number: N081-003-0683
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-003
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
40 Lloyd Avenue, Suite 200, Malvern, PA, 19355
DUNS: 075485425
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 W. Reynolds Monach
 Vice President
 (757) 727-7700
Business Contact
 W. Reynolds Monach
Title: Vice President
Phone: (757) 727-7700
Research Institution
This SBIR project will provide the Navy with a Graphical Trace Object (GTO) Tool, which will generate effective and efficient visualizations of distributed applications from real-time trace data. Our goal is to successfully visualize a running distributed application, allowing the end-user to understand what the application is doing at any given moment, where problems are occurring, and whether the application deviates from its original design. Our Phase I research will extend techniques used in currently available tools by incorporating recent visualization research into the use of UML diagrams and other static visualization techniques in real time (i.e., making the static diagrams dynamic). In Phase II we will develop a prototype of the tool (i.e., a Beta version) for evaluation use in military testbeds and commercial enterprises; based on feedback from Navy evaluation and analysis of the effectiveness of our visualization techniques, Phase II will result in a working tool fully releasable to military customers. Phase III will consist of 1) sales to commercial customers capable of using the tool off the shelf (based on standard SBIR intellectual property rights), and 2) follow-on funding from military and commercial transition customers to enhance the tool and/or tailor it to their desired specifications.

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