REQUIREMENTS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,993.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9832
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
International Software Systems
9420 Research Blvd - Ste 200, Austin, TX, 78759
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
William Gilmore
(512) 338-1895
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
IN ORDER TO SUCCESSFULLY ESTABLISH A REQUIREMENTS LIFE CYCLE WITH A DISTINCT SET OF ARCHITECTED PRODUCTS, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT A FOUNDATION FOR TOOLS EXIST. WE PROPOSE TO RESEARCH AND CREATE A HIGH LEVEL DESIGN FOR A COMPREHENSIVE INTEGRATION PLATFORM FOR REQUIREMENTS ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENTS (REES). IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THE RIGHT LEVEL OF SUPPORT FOR THE MANY STAKEHOLDERS WHO SHOULD USE THIS ENVIRONMENT, EXTENSIVE INVESTIGATION OF THE EXISTING REQUIREMENTS APPROACHES, TOOLS, AND ASSOCIATED LITERATURE WILL BE CARRIED OUT. THE PLATFORM WILL SUPPORT AT LEAST TWO DIFFERENT REPRESENTATIONS OF THE SYSTEM: CONCEPTUAL MODELS AND THE REQUIREMENTS SPECIFICATIONS, AND ASSOCIATED TOOLS AND ACTIVITIES. WE WILL INVESTIGATE WHETHER THE SYSTEM SPECIFICATION AND THE SYSTEM ITSELF SHOULD ALSO BE SUPPORTED, OR SIMPLY INTERFACE WITH VIA IMPORT/EXPORT. THESE MAY INCLUDE EARLY CONCEPT CAPTURE, EXPLORATION, PROTOTYPING, VIEW CONFLICT DETECTION AND RESOLUTION, AND REQUIREMENTS CONSOLIDATION, SEMANTIC CHECKING, AND CATEGORIZATION. KNOWLEDGE BASES THAT SUPPORT APPLICATION DOMAIN KNOWLEDGE, REUSE, TAILORING OF PROCESS MODELS TO SYSTEM AND REQUIREMENTS CHARACTERISTICS, AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT WILL BE STUDIED FOR THEIR IMPACT ON THE DATABASE REQUIREMENTS ASPECT OF THE PLATFORM. OTHER CAPABILITIES TO BE SUPPORTED ARE: BROWSING, SCENARIO CAPTURE, TEST CASE GENERATION, VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION, CROSS REFERENCING, TRACING, DETAILED EXAMINATION, AND OUTSIDE INTERFACES. THE PROPOSAL EXPLAINS IN DETAIL THE APPROACH TO BE EMPLOYED TO RESEARCH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE INTEGRATION PLATFORM AND UNDERLYING DATABASE. THE OUTCOME OF THE INVESTIGATION WILL BE A REPORT OF THIS RESEARCH, AND A HIGH LEVEL DESIGN OF A REE PLATFORM.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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