Virtual System Integration Lab (VSIL) - A Flexible System Integration Tool for Virtual Prototyping & Simulation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-04-C-0051
Agency Tracking Number: A022-0928
Amount: $729,614.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2002
Solitcitation Topic Code: A02-244
Solitcitation Number: 2002.2
Small Business Information
TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
1845 Northwestern, El Paso, TX, 79912
Duns: 116243825
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alton Gilbert
 SENIOR SCIENTIST
 (915) 877-3366
 agilbert@tsidefense.com
Business Contact
 MICHAEL GEAROU
Title: SECRETARY/TREASURER
Phone: (915) 877-3366
Email: mgearou@tsidefense.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Virtual System Integration Laboratory (VSIL) represents a significant advance in integrated vehicle testing, particularly important for future vehicle programs such as FCS. It provides a means of simulating, testing and evaluating vehicle system components and their interfaces and integration into a functioning system. Previous approaches relied upon development of prototypes to resolve integration and interoperability issues between subsystems, an approach that is both costly and time-consuming. The HLA-based VSIL will use simulation objects and scenarios developed under this contract, together with contractor-developed simulations of vehicle subsystems and SAFOR drivers, to assess subsystem integration, interoperability and performance issues as a virtual system. The VSIL will additionally provide capabilities for Hardware/Software-In-The-Loop (H/SITL) testing and evaluation, where appropriate and useful. GDLS, one of the FCS vehicle contractors, has indicated that they will be providing matching funds (Fast Track) and creating a VSIL in-house with the results of this effort in support of its FCS efforts. The VSIL will include an Internet-accessible Repository of models, simulations and interface specifications to facilitate development of subsystem-specific simulations by second tier contractors, thereby increasing the assurance of interoperability in emerging systems.

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