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Open Architecture Software Using Middleware Isolation Layers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-02-C-0016
Agency Tracking Number: N01-189-11
Amount: $99,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
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Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gary Sikora
 Senior Engineer
 (703) 368-6107
Business Contact
 Glen Mizelle
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (703) 368-6107
Research Institution

"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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