Command and Control Translation System in a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-09-C-S607
Agency Tracking Number: A082-088-0474
Amount: $117,076.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-088
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
9500 Innovation Drive, Manassas, VA, 20110
DUNS: 945837219
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gary Sikora
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 368-6107
Business Contact
 Christine Sigety
Title: Manager of Business Support
Phone: (703) 368-6107
Research Institution
Our approach is an Open Architecture (OA) Universal Language Translator (ULT), a C2 translation system to be used by embedded coalition forces and takes full advantage of the benefits of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Combining translation software for free text and transliteration software for conversion of place names, geographic locations, and military symbols provides a sound framework for a ULT in an SOA environment. This OA approach that isolates translation engines from the service interfaces provides an application independent solution. We offer a solution that leverages mature, industry-standard translation capabilities, as well as cutting-edge modular transliteration capabilities. We are teaming with SYSTRAN, the software that powers Yahoo!’s translation site, to provide a ULT solution. Our approach provides a best of breed approach by isolating translation software from external interfaces, allowing for seamless integration of translation products. Transliterating place names and military symbols can be accomplished by leveraging our eXtensible Transliteration Framework’s Web Services, built for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s GeoNames Server. Combining these technologies and prototype adaptations with trade studies to identify candidate Army Battle Command Systems (ABCS) provides a framework for efficient, secure, and reliable data translation, providing today’s warfighter confidence and preparation for working with foreign military personnel.

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