A Fault-Tolerant Real-Time CORBA Naming Service

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-08-C-4104
Agency Tracking Number: N052-123-0223
Amount: $299,930.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-123
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
TECH-X CORP.
5621 Arapahoe Ave, Suite A, Boulder, CO, 80303
DUNS: 806486692
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nanbor Wang
 Computer Scientist
 (303) 448-0729
 nanbor@txcorp.com
Business Contact
 Laurence Nelson
Title: Controller
Phone: (720) 974-1856
Email: lnelson@txcorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Many mission critical applications are required to meet high degrees of depend- ability and predictability requirements simultaneously. It is still not possible to use CORBA to manage applications’ FT and RT properties in unison due to con- tradicting strategies in the support mechanisms. The emerging OMG’s Lightweight Fault-Tolerance for Distributed Real-Time Systems specification aims to address this challenge by defining standard interactions between CORBA and external FT mech- anisms while maintaining the portability of applications based on CORBA middle- ware. This project will investigate key technical issues and design a prototype Lightweight Fault Tolerance CORBA based on the emerging specification. Before developing a fault-tolerant, real-time CORBA Naming Service, we will also explore various mecha- nisms for implementing predictable FT mechanisms and evaluate strategies for spec- ifying applications’ FT and RT requirements. Finally, different FT/RT applications requires different degrees of real-time and fault-tolerance support. We will develop a test suite for benchmarking applications with FT/RT constraints to help assess different FT mechanisms and systems.

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