Open Architecture Software Using Middleware Isolation Layers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,983.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-02-C-0016
Award Id:
59414
Agency Tracking Number:
N01-189-11
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
8809 Sudley Road, Suite 101, Manassas, VA, 20110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
945837219
Principal Investigator:
GarySikora
Senior Engineer
(703) 368-6107
gsikora@progeny.net
Business Contact:
GlenMizelle
Contracts Manager
(703) 368-6107
gmizellle@progeny.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
"Today's sophisticated aircraft such as the F-22 will have expended billions of dollars on software over the life cycle, constituting a large portion of the TOC (Total Cost of Ownership). Tomorrow as seen in the JSF architecture, the hardware/softwareinterface will move forward to the sensor level and the common avionics approach will increase the software complexity, which will impact the TOC by a surmountable amount. To combat this, the architecture must support: an open architecture concept;insertion and use of commercial and military technologies and standards; and the reuse of software. Additionally, the avionics architecture should minimize the reliance on specific technology implementations that allows interfaces, communicationprotocols, and software to evolve over time. To this end, we propose a unified, heterogeneous middleware solution that allows interoperability of middleware technologies such as CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture), RT (Real-Time) CORBA, P2P(Peer-to-Peer) and Client/Server. The innovated idea is to manage the middleware using the new Web Services Universal Description Discovery Integration (UDDI) technology to register the connections, to provide interoperability through startup codeinterface snippet distribution - bringing Web interoperability solutions to avionics. This research will produce both military and enterprise opportunities. As technology advances and military equipment beco

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