Quick Planner for Verification and Validation of Distributed Hybrid Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 25469
Amount: $93,103.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
4910 Corporated Drive, Suite, C, Huntsville, AL, 35805
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Cynthia Harris
 (205) 430-0860
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Research Institution
With all the uncertainties in complex Distribute Hybrid Systems (DHS), one key probelm is the definition of a reasonable set of tests (and tools) that will evaluate both the extrmees and the nominal behaviors associated with real-world situations. This general lack of confidence for AI components has prevented a wider acceptance of KBS use in DHS. The challenge is how to test the logic, rules, algorithms and inference engines in the context of traditional S/W systems. The goal of this SBIR is to address the issues associated with V&V/testing of DHS combining conventional and KBS software. We propose to provide designers, developers and testers with methodologies and tools to support their activities. To accomplish this goal we will: 1) Develop formal methodologies for integrating KBS with conventional software, with specific emphasis on the process of V&V/testing of DHS. 2) Develop a data base of V&V tools that can be commercialized. We will also become uniquely qualified for providing independent V&V/testing to systems incorporating KBS.

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