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KBox: A KVM-based Virtual Platform Simulation Support for Discrete-Event Simulation System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0860-21-C-7054
Agency Tracking Number: B20C-T002-0032
Amount: $125,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA20-T002
Solicitation Number: 20.C
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-04-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-10-29
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive Suite 190
Rockville, MD 20855-2814
United States
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Xiangrong (Sean) Zhou
 (240) 406-7749
Business Contact
 Mark James
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Research Institution
 University of Southern California - – Information Sciences Institute
 John Paul Walters
3811 Fairfax Dr., Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22203-1782
United States

 (703) 812-3706
 Nonprofit College or University

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) automatically synchronizes its internal clock to the host processor. This makes it impossible to integrate with discrete event simulation models using non-real-time clock. There is a need for KVM-based virtualized execution framework that could: (i) synchronize to non real-time clock in the simulation framework; (ii) integrate with virtual environment models in the discrete event simulator; (iii) perform time accurate whole-system simulation to test and validate runtime software systems. To fulfill this need, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI), along with its academic collaborator University of Southern California, Information Science Institute (USC-ISI), proposes to develop a KVM-based virtual platform simulation support for Discrete-Event Simulation systems. The key innovation of this proposal includes design and development of: (1) KVM-based virtual processor subsystem using modified KVM module for automated synchronization to non real-time clock in the simulation system; (2) Time-As-A-Service (TAAS) subsystem to provide controllable time source for all KVM virtual machines during simulation time; (3) Discrete Event Simulation (DES) interface module to integrate KBox with the state-of-the-art DES frameworks. Approved for Public Release |21-MDA-10789 (21 Apr 21)

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