Test and Evaluation Metadata Plaza (TEMPL)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9302-08-M-0021
Agency Tracking Number: F073-140-1593
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF073-140
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
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
Business Contact
 Donielle Mayer
Title: Business Operations Manager
Phone: (979) 260-5274
Email: dmayer@kbsi.com
Research Institution
KBSI proposes to design, develop, and demonstrate a methodology, a metadata model and suite of tools to unify the storage, transfer, and retrieval of T&E metadata across multiple systems, ranges, test articles and test missions. Our focus is to use state of the art information system engineering, including the use of ontologies and semantic web technologies to support the metadata extraction of legacy data as well as support metadata formularizations for ongoing and future test missions. At the heart of the metadata support for both legacy T&E data as well as future test missions lies the development of the T&E Metadata Reference Model (T&E Ref Mod), a UML 2.0-based metadata model for describing T&E data. Our T&E Ref Mod will be built around existing metadata standards/models and new metadata constructs. We will also develop a prototype component-based Test & Evaluation Metadata PLaza (TEMPL) that will support the extraction, representation, transfer, translation, verification, validation, completeness checking, retrieval and visualization of both structured and unstructured T&E data via its relationship to metadata. Finally, we will demonstrate integration of TEMPL components into commercial instrumentation support systems and document the methodological changes required by instrumentation engineers in using the TEMPL technologies.

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