User-Defined Critics for Software Adaptation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: DAAH0103CR032
Agency Tracking Number: 02SB2-0226
Amount: $99,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1107-C Lyons Road, Dayton, OH, 45458
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Barton
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 433-0477
Business Contact
 Dale Kirby
Title: Vice President
Phone: (937) 433-0477
Research Institution
"EDAptive Computing, Inc. (ECI) and Dr. Perry Alexander of the University of Kansas presents a unique and commercially viable solution to the problem specifying and creating self-correcting systems of digital hardware and software. Our Capturing Error andRepair Strategies at a System Level (SystemCritics) program will apply: Rosetta, the SLDL; SyscapeT, the block diagram editor; and VectorGenT, the test vector generator, to provide the ability to enter system information, error conditions, and repairstrategy; generate tests to detect when error conditions occur; and act to correct those error conditions. Specifically, we propose to use Rosetta, the Systems Level Design Language (SLDL), to describe the system state in its full functionality, errorconditions, and repair strategies; Syscape, the systems level block diagram editor, to enter this information graphically; VectorGen, our test vector generator, to create tests to detect if a part of the system is not functioning properly and to identifywhat that part is; and the Rosetta Execution Engine (REE) to take the specifications in Rosetta and produce an execution of the system specifications and the error strategies. The result of this solution will provide a complete mechanism for definingcritics that describe self-correcting systems and implementing them. This technology could enhance any software system that requires frequent updates or varied specializations. Initial focus will be

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