A Meta-System to Support Avionics Wind Tunnel Composition and Application

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20251
Amount: $99,286.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Systran Corp
4126 Linden Avenue, Dayton, OH, 45432
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 George J. Vaneltino
 (513) 252-5601
Business Contact
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Research Institution
SYSTRAN proposes to formulate (in Phase I) the top-level design of a Meta System application to support users of the Avionics Wind Tunnel (AWT). The AWT is a vision, shared by members of the Avionics Directorate, Flight Dynamics Directorate, and other Wright Laboratory and Area-B facilities, for a real-time R&D facility that will utilize the most appropriate facility subsystems to accommodate the technology needs of internal and external simulation, experimentation, test, and demonstration users. Some of the facilities that will compose AWT assets include the Avionics Directoate's Integrated Test Bed (ITB), the Integrated Electromagetic System Simulator (IESS), the Communications Systems Engineerig Laboratory (CSEL), the Integrated Defensive Avionics Laboratory (IDAL), the Radar/Fire Control Lab and the Flight Dynamics Directorate's assortment of flight simulators. These assets include a mixture of digital simulation models, hardware-in-the-loop subsystems, and pilot-in-the-loop (PITL) simulators and stations. Currently, plans are being implemented to relocate some existing Avionics Directorate facilities (which are not located in Bldg 620) to Bldg 620 as part of a three-phase military construction program. The ground-breaking for the initial phase of this construciton is slated to start in early CY93. SYSTRAN believes a major void to the successful and efficient implementation and operation of the AWT is that of a software system that will support AWT users in the selection, composition, and application of the individual hardware and software "components" (i.e., subsystems, modules, packages, processors, etc.) into a AWT instantiation that most appropriately fits the needs of an AWT customer. SYSTRAN proposes, in Phase I, to specify and design a (top-level) Meta-System Application to fill this AWT void. In Phase II this Meta-System Application would be developed and demonstrated.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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