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Integrated Digital Engineering Architecture using Semantics (IDEAS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0513
Agency Tracking Number: N221-077-0150
Amount: $139,977.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N221-077
Solicitation Number: 22.1
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-07-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-01-11
Small Business Information
625 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-4555
United States
DUNS: 115243701
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Steve Hookway
 (617) 491-3474
Business Contact
 Mark Felix
Phone: (617) 491-3474
Research Institution

Navy engineers use a variety of software tools to track system requirements, perform model-based engineering tasks, and manage computer aided design. The inability to link related information between digital engineering tools leads to potential errors and inconsistencies in design that must be manually validated, and ultimately slows down the design and development of new systems. To address this issue, Charles River Analytics proposes an Integrated Digital Engineering Architecture using Semantics (IDEAS) that enables exchange of information between digital engineering tools and ensures consistency between requirements and designs. IDEAS is composed of four major pieces: (1) a Semantic Web Backbone including a domain ontology (a data fabric) that enables interoperability between digital engineering tools; (2) a translator layer specific to each tool that integrates the tool with the Semantic Web Backbone; (3) plugins specific to each tool that provide insight into the design and requirements that are represented in the underlying data fabric; and (4) a dashboard user interface (UI) that provides a unified view of the integrated data.

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