Framework for Interoperability of Executable Architectures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,994.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-07-C-4512
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-052-2414
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-052
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, INC.
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, 77840
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
555403328
Principal Investigator:
RONALD FERNANDES
Senior Research Scientist
(979) 260-5274
rfernandes@kbsi.com
Business Contact:
Donielle Mayer
Business Operations Manag
(979) 260-5274
dmayer@kbsi.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
KBSI proposes to design, develop and deploy a language, a framework for a suite of tools and a methodology to facilitate the syntactic and semantic interoperability of DoDAF models and artifacts among diverse vendor-specific tools and applications. Syntactic interoperability may today be achieved through CADM, but no guarantee the CADM models are verifiable, validated, or at an executable capability. Currently, semantic interoperability requires manual effort – not only cost ineffective and tedious but also prone to errors. We propose to mitigate these issues by developing the Executable Architecture Markup Language (EAML), an architectural definition language that is intermediary language between DoDAF architectural modeling languages (e.g., IDEF) and execution languages such as those based on the Colored Petri Net and Object Constraint Language or other paradigms. We will also develop a proof-of-concept Intelligent Toolkit for Interoperable Architectures (ITIA) Framework to enable users to meaningfully create/translate/analyze models in various DoDAF views and products to EAML. Finally, we will elaborately document the methodological changes required by model developers, strategic military analysts and systems analysts to develop, modify, validate, and publish verifiable and validated DoDAF-based architectures that are that are verifiable and validated and hence reusable.

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