Mixed-mode Simulation-based Executable Architectures (MiMoSEA)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-M-4523
Agency Tracking Number: F071-075-3123
Amount: $99,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-075
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, INC.
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, 77840
DUNS: 555403328
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Graul
 Senior Research Scientist
 (979) 260-5274
 mgraul@kbsi.com
Business Contact
 Donielle Mayer
Title: Business Operations Manager
Phone: (979) 260-5274
Email: dmayer@kbsi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
KBSI proposes to develop a novel methodology and supporting technology to facilitate the verification, validation and quantitative assessment of DoDAF models for systems specification and subsystem integration using mixed-mode (discrete and continuous) simulation techniques. Currently, there exists a modeling gap between the DoDAF architectural specification and the mixed-mode simulation-based representations. We propose to bridge this gap by developing an intermediary mixed-mode Simulation-based Executable Language based on Bond Graphs, Hybrid Bond graphs and Colored Petri Nets. These representations will then be used along with a set of user-specified execution goals to generate a mixed-mode simulation model that can be targeted to different mixed-mode simulation engines. Additionally, the representation will be amenable to the use of rule-based and automated reasoning techniques for qualitative verification and validation. We will elaborately document the Mixed-mode Simulation-based Executable Architectures (MiMoSEA) methodology for model developers, strategic military analysts and systems analysts to develop, modify, validate, and publish DoDAF-based architectures that are quantifiably verifiable and validated and hence useful in DoD systems procurements.

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