Intelligent System for Abstraction and Integration of Instrumentation Hardware

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$1,249,980.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA9302-06-C-0012
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-314-3375
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-314
Small Business Information
KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, INC.
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, 77840
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
555403328
Principal Investigator
 RONALD FERNANDES
 Senior Research Scientist
 (979) 260-5274
 rfernandes@kbsi.com
Business Contact
 Donielle Mayer
Title: Business Operations Manag
Phone: (979) 260-5274
Email: dmayer@kbsi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
KBSI proposes to design, develop, and deploy a language, suite of tools and a methodology to radically re-engineer how instrumentation and flight test engineers perform various design, validation, development, verification, and management of aircraft T&E instrumentation subsystem. In particular, we propose to develop the Instrumentation Hardware Abstraction Language (IHAL), an XML-based instrumentation hardware abstraction language that can support the definition of functional characteristics of any instrumentation subsystem at any functional or physical hierarchy as well as the physical, electrical, and protocol characteristics of digital interfaces among these components. We will also develop a component-based Intelligent System for Abstraction and Integration of Instrumentation Hardware (ISAIIH) software that will allow the user to specify an instrumentation system in terms of IHAL. The Phase I effort resulted in prototype IHAL language, ISAIIH tools and methodology that validated our approach for instrumentation design and management automation. Under the Phase II effort, we will (i) extend and standardize IHAL, (ii) develop reusable component-based ISAIIH tools that build off the Phase I implementation, (ii) use ISAIIH components to develop T&E applications, condition based maintenance and homeland security applications, and (iv) transition ISAIIH technology to the Edwards Air Force Base and other DOD T&E centers.

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