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Self-Healing Ship Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-21-C-0440
Agency Tracking Number: N21A-T014-0082
Amount: $140,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N21A-T014
Solicitation Number: 21.A
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-06-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-12-07
Small Business Information
591 Camino de la Reina Suite 610
San Diego, CA 92108-3108
United States
DUNS: 010681380
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John Geddes
 (619) 398-1410
Business Contact
 Maggie Sullivan
Phone: (619) 398-1410
Research Institution
 The University of Texas at Dallas
 Kevin Hamlen
800 W. Campbell Rd., Mailstop EC-31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
United States

 (972) 883-4724
 Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC)

As modern-day ships require more advanced applications and systems to run directly on the vessel, they require large amounts of computational resources to execute the complex software and algorithms.  While these next generation capabilities provide immense value, the downside is that now the compute servers and clusters required to support these capabilities become single points of failure. To combat these issues, the Navy needs an automatic software resiliency solution that maintains critical functionality if the servers are damaged or destroyed.  In response, we propose SOTERIA, a state-of-the-art software resiliency framework for binaries that identifies critical functionality and extracts feature components that can be then retrofitted with our distributed processing framework.  The breakthroughs that enable SOTERIA’s ability to operate directly on existing binaries make it the perfect solution for all use cases, from legacy software to existing applications under active development to third-party closed-source applications.  SOTERIA will facilitate self-healing software applications for critical ship control and processing tasks while using available processing devices, including edge devices, entertainment systems, tactical clouds and handhelds, allowing workflows of critical features to be executed on available processing devices to enable systems such as Hull Mechanical and Electrical and weapons systems to continue to operate.

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