EKERS (Expert Knowledge Elicitation for Reengineering Software)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8652-19-P-HB11
Agency Tracking Number: F191-011-0413
Amount: $157,966.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF191-011
Solicitation Number: 2019.1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-03-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-06-04
Small Business Information
9971 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
DUNS: 052062833
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Davis
 (408) 819-9200
Business Contact
 Lisa Knopik
Phone: (952) 829-5864
Email: lknopik@atcorp.com
Research Institution
The USAF has many legacy systems that are increasingly difficult and costly to maintain or extend.Migrating a legacy system to a new platform, technology, or architecture can provide significant benefits, including lower maintenance and operating costs, improved scalability, improved security, and additional functionality. Migration, however, presents many options and associated challenges, which affect success. Legacy software systems can suffer from tightly coupled architectures, dependencies on outdated technology, rampant security vulnerabilities, insufficient documentation, and a shortage of skilled/knowledgeable staff. The Expert Knowledge Elicitation for Reengineering Software (EKERS) uses knowledge elicitation (KE) techniques to capture legacy system knowledge from human experts (e.g., original developers, maintainers, users, system administrators) and merge it with source code analysis. This provides a holistic understanding of the legacy system allowing migration planners to better identify what modifications need to be done and where the risks and challenges lay.

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