Open Data Distribution Service (DDS) for use in a real time simulation laboratory environment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0500
Agency Tracking Number: N082-116-0087
Amount: $79,833.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-116
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
HERON SYSTEMS, INC.
P.O. Box 921, California, MD, 20619
DUNS: 075189415
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Darcey
 Vice President
 (301) 757-1583
 james.darcey@heronsystems.com
Business Contact
 Norry Darcey
Title: President
Phone: (301) 994-3001
Email: norry.darcey@heronsystems.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Heron Systems Inc. proposes to investigate using an open source implementation of the Data Distribution Service (DDS) as the key middleware for distributed simulation events involving large scale, computer generated scenarios running in real-time with numerous participating laboratories. During Phase I, the primary objectives are to perform a proof-of –concept demonstration, using OpenDDS from Object Computing Inc., and to specify an API for distributed simulation laboratories to use in working with OpenDDS. This API is expected to include a specification for an automated tool capable of generating all the necessary framework classes for a domain participant. Performance metrics will be collected during Phase I comparing results of existing distributed simulation protocol(s) to the same scenario run on an OpenDDS implementation.

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