Software Design Visualization

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-06-C-0112
Award Id:
78775
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-SP1-2153
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
317 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY, 14850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
603978321
Principal Investigator:
Michael McDougall
Senior Scientist
(607) 273-7340
mcdougall@grammatech.com
Business Contact:
Ray Teitelbaum
CEO
(607) 273-7340
tt@grammatech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Modern software projects are extremely complex systems. A small subprogram may require intense study to understand its intended functionality, yet even modest software applications have thousands of such subprograms. Assessing software quality is critical, but an engineer tasked with analyzing or modifying an unfamiliar software project is faced with a steep learning curve. We propose to survey visualization techniques for representing important software properties. The property we intend to focus on in Phase I is security. Effective visualization of security properties will be extremely valuable to developers and security auditors. We plan to leverage open visualization standards and our own proven analysis tools to experimentally assess the state of the art. We will implement a prototype security visualization tool based on the most promising techniques.

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