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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,614.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W56HZV-04-C-0051
Agency Tracking Number:
A022-0928
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
1845 Northwestern, El Paso, TX, 79912
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
116243825
Principal Investigator:
ALTON GILBERT
SENIOR SCIENTIST
(915) 877-3366
agilbert@tsidefense.com
Business Contact:
MICHAEL GEAROU
SECRETARY/TREASURER
(915) 877-3366
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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