Extensible AAR Acquisition, Retrieval, and Storage System (EAARS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-05-C-4162
Agency Tracking Number: N032-0259
Amount: $1,520,800.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: N03-220
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
9500 Innovation Drive, Manassas, VA, 20110
DUNS: 945837219
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Scott Beaulieu
 Principal Investigator
 (202) 479-0300
Business Contact
 Walter Kitonis III
Title: President / CEO
Phone: (703) 368-6107
Email: wkitonis@progeny.net
Research Institution
The Virginia Class Non-Propulsion Electronics Subsystems (NPES) is comprised of twenty-three subsystems integrated by an overarching Architecture Subsystem. The user’s community is experiencing problems maintaining this complex networked system. The application of the Phase I EAARS technology (specifically wideband data collection and digital data management) and COTS network administration products can address these maintenance needs, including training. This training must support the spiral development (e.g., the migration from Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) to Gigabyte Ethernet (GigE), and eventually IT-21 architectures) and the associated manning dynamics. This technology can also be used to support test data collection and analysis and is applicable to in-service submarine and surface C4I systems.During Phase II the requirements for network administrator training and maintenance support for the sonar, combat control and architecture subsystems (S/CC/A) will be established; software for S/CC/A network maintenance will be prototyped; and technology assessment using a emulated NPES LAN will be completed. The option will be used to complete integration testing and certification of prototype software performance for NPES S/CC/A. Prototype efforts will lead to the delivery of production maintenance support software to the operational units and development of a shore based Network Administrator Training and Maintenance Support System (NATMSS).

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