Avionics Compositional System of Systems Simulation and Modeling Tool Chain

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-18-C-0047
Agency Tracking Number: A2-7309
Amount: $589,998.12
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A17-007
Solicitation Number: 2017.1
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-10-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-09-30
Small Business Information
1845 West 205th Street, Torrance, CA, 90501
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ms. Prachee Sharma, Ph.D.
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Mr. Gordon Drew
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Email: gedrew@poc.com
Research Institution
To address the Armys need for a simulation and verification framework for future vertical lift (FVL) aircraft systems, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) developed and demonstrated a preliminary prototype of an Avionics Compositional System of Systems (SoS) Simulation and Modeling Tool Chain (ASSIST) in Phase I. ASSIST includes software to parse avionics specifications; automatically generate mission-specific configurations and simulation models; simulate a SoS in an integrated test and evaluation (IT&E) framework; and determine whether the hard/soft real-time interdependencies/constraints are met/violated in SoS subsystems. ASSISTs innovation enables early detection of defects and verification of avionics functionality against specifications. Consequently, ASSIST will be instrumental in dramatically reducing the development/certification time and cost for avionics programs such as the Armys FVL program. In Phase I, POC demonstrated the feasibility of ASSIST and reached TRL-4 by developing and demonstrating a prototype system. The ASSIST prototype simulates a representative integrated modular avionics (IMA) system and models representative features defined in ARINC 664/AFDX for network communication between subsystems, displays defined in ARINC 661, and resources partitioning defined in ARINC 653. In Phase II, POC plans to mature ASSIST and reach TRL-5 by including support for diverse heterogeneous systems, enriching modeled features, and improving SoS modeling fidelity.

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