Direct Chemo-Mechanical Actuation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: 99SB20224
Agency Tracking Number: 99SB20224
Amount: $96,008.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1999
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
139 Balsam, Ridgecrest, CA, 93555
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Jacobson
 (760) 384-5035
Business Contact
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Research Institution
Not Available Clifton Labs, Inc. proposes to model and implement a framework for the construction of self-adaptive software systems. Specifically, a framework for the creation of self-improving software systems that are able to dynamically reconfigure themselves with the aim of improving performance or exploiting better functionality. To accomplish these goals, the framework promotes the use of on-line monitoring techniques and permits developers and end users to experiment with alternative program configurations, to play what if games with selected program attributes. The objective of this research is the modeling, development, and demonstration of the applicability of a workbench for constructing on-line configured software systems. Clifton Labs, Inc. proposes to model, develop, and evaluate the proposed workbench in an implementation independent manner. The Phase I objective are to (1) develop predictive and recovery based control polices for specific software systems (support for building new control techniques will also be provided), (2) automate evaluation of software functionality and performance, and (3) develop a workbench to tailor predictive and recovery based techniques to specific software systems for run-time configurability.

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