Integrated Data Assimilation Architecture

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNC06CB40C
Agency Tracking Number: 050225
Amount: $99,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solitcitation Year: 2005
Solitcitation Topic Code: T3.01
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Invocon, Inc.
19221 I-45 South, Suite 530, Conroe, TX, 77385-8746
Duns: 782566418
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Gifford
 Principal Investigator
 () -
 gifford@rintintin.colorado.edu
Business Contact
 Mary Pate
Title: Business Official
Phone: (281) 292-9903
Email: pate@invocon.com
Research Institution
 University of Colorado
 Not Available
 572 UCB
Office of Contracts & Grants
Boulder, CO, 80309
 (303) 492-6221
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
The Integrated Data Assimilation Architecture (IDAA) is a middleware architecture that facilitates the incorporation of heterogeneous sensing and control devices into a unifying system with standardized application interfaces. The architecture is standards-based (IEEE wireless standards) and is an open architecture that can be easily extended. This system is innovative from several perspectives: (1) the design explicitly supports multiple disparate devices ? to date, wireless middlewares have focused on single device types or single network types; (2) independent development is explicitly supported by means of a published application programmer interface (API) along with system client libraries that provide standard services; and (3) a Development Kit ("DevKit") that includes working examples and source code templates is provided to assist developers in the integration of a new monitoring device and/or the composition of a new application that is a consumer of the data produced by the system. The proposed system will support the T3.01 Aerospace Communications topic by delivering a hybrid architecture that by design can incorporate multiple heterogeneous wireless devices and networks. Additionally, the IDAA system provides for multi-developer system extensibility, alleviating the problem of a monopolistic single-vendor implementation, where only the original developer of the middleware can efficiently extend the system functionality.

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