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Model Level Integrated Simulation Architecture for Collaborative Development

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-19-C-7018
Agency Tracking Number: B182-012-0134
Amount: $149,961.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA18-012
Solicitation Number: 18.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-11-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-03-27
Small Business Information
6909 W Ray Rd STE 15-107, Chandler, AZ, 85226
DUNS: 190919030
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bernard Zeigler
 Chief Scientist
 (520) 220-8811
 zeigler@rtsync.com
Business Contact
 Doohwan Kim
Phone: (602) 334-6649
Email: dhkim@rtsync.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose to develop a simulation architecture framework that enables development teams to integrate algorithmic models into a simulation solely through a collaboration layer/interface and software controls. The proposed architecture will address: ease of model integration, model composability, execution speed, and ease of data collection and retrieval. To achieve these objectives, we propose that the Discrete Event System Specification (DEVS) modeling and simulation formalism provides the theoretical and practical basis to manage whole ecosystems of related models through a simulation architecture framework. DEVS environments support many of the sub-objectives; however, they do not explicitly support the integration of algorithmic models through interfaces. Algorithmic models can be incorporated into DEVS atomic models providing access to simulation constructs defined by DEVS simulators. Crucially, we distinguish three distinct types of users to be supported: model developers (may create atomic models, modify existing models to create model variants, or compose coupled models), subject matter experts (may compose coupled models selected from a model library through a convenient interface not requiring programming experience), and production users (may simulate models on a variety of execution platforms). Approved for Public Release | 18-MDA-9817 (23 Oct 18)

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