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Component Architecture for Distributed Situational Awareness (Phase II)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0027
Agency Tracking Number: N201-036-0340
Amount: $1,199,986.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N201-036
Solicitation Number: 00.1
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-11-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-11-20
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810-1111
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Mark Merritt
 (978) 738-8272
Business Contact
 B. David Green
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution

Physical Sciences Inc. will develop a real-time, open architecture, software component architecture, and associated data access interface, as a key enabling element of a distributed common operating picture (DCOP) capability for future naval combat systems. The Software Component Framework (SCF) provides an execution environment for the various capability modules which comprise a DCOP service, including the data store, cross-platform synchronization algorithms, access authentication and control, as well as any tightly-coupled data processing applications. The SCF enables these capability modules to be developed independently and to be readily loaded and upgraded on-the-fly during combat system execution without impacting overall system availability. The SCF includes an application programming interface (API) to allow components to provide their respective services to each other, and to access data stored within the DCOP data store component. The primary innovation in the SCF design is the use of dynamic run-time adaptable data structures for representation of the battlespace entities and tactical sensor data streams. This approach enables evolution of the database to incorporate new equipment or sensors into the COP without disrupting system operation, while maintaining efficient real-time performance.

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