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Countermeasures Dispenser System Future Airborne Capability Environment-compliant Interoperable Reusable Software

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0577
Agency Tracking Number: N181-024-0074
Amount: $760,666.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N181-024
Solicitation Number: 18.1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-08-22
Small Business Information
1845 West 205th Street
Torrance, CA 90501
United States
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ninad Patnekar
 Director, Innovative Technologies
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Keith Baker
Phone: (424) 835-9475
Research Institution

For Phase II, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to mature the Countermeasures Dispenser System (CMDS) Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) compliant Interoperable Reusable Software (CFIRS) to fulfill the Navy’s need to rehost AN/ALE-47 CMDS functionality in other aircraft survivability equipment. CFIRS is a standalone, portable, FACE-compliant, CMDS Operational Flight Program (OFP) that provides hardware abstraction, allowing it to be migrated from its original computing hardware to modern computing hardware (Intel i7, Xeon, ARM, or other processors) across various military platforms without significant redevelopment costs. The legacy OFP is tightly coupled to the current hardware and does not allow rehosting in new hardware without expensive modification to the original OFP. CFIRS addresses this problem through a FACE-based hardware-agnostic and Modular Open Systems Approach design by providing CMDS functionality as software that can be deployed on any hardware, thus saving the Navy sustainment costs. In Phase I, POC successfully met all the program objectives and conclusively demonstrated the feasibility of the CFIRS technology. As a result, Phase II development is now a straightforward process of engineering, optimization, and risk-reduction. In Phase II, we will develop technology readiness level (TRL)-6 FACE-compliant CMDS code and demonstrate its operation on POC or GFE hardware.

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