Enhancing the Total Ship Computing Environment Infrastructure Through UIML

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$645,441.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00164-06-C-6093
Award Id:
70297
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-223-0939
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1715 Pratt Drive, Suite 2820, Blacksburg, VA, 24060
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
016442399
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams
President
(540) 951-5901
mabrams@harmonia.com
Business Contact:
Pallabi Saboo
VP, Marketing & Product M
(540) 951-5915
psaboo@harmonia.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Harmonia, Inc. proposes to address Human/Computer Interface (HCI) issues faced by the DD(X) program by investigating new and "breakthrough" software tools that utilize the User Interface Markup Language (UIML). The proposed tools interface with commercial off-the-shelf products and are designed to streamline the HCI design and development process without forcing DD(X) personnel to significantly change the process they currently follow. The approach centers on working closely with the ship system integrator industry to obtain input from experienced individuals to identify what is needed in engineering tools so as to develop HCIs that 1) promote commonality within the Total Ship Computing Environment (TSCE), 2) adhere to the Navy's proposed Open Architecture Computing Environment guidelines and 3) reduce lifecycle costs. During Phase I of this SBIR, Harmonia identified four DD(X) engineering problem areas based on DD(X) program priorities and targeted HCI tools to address them. Harmonia also worked on defining performance and functional requirements, identifying potential risks, conducting selected prototyping activities, and assessing commercial viability. During Phase II, Harmonia will develop functioning versions of each of the tools that comprise the DD(X) HCI Tool Suite and provide training, guidance, and other support activities to the DD(X) program.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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