Error Handling for Large-Scale Software Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-04-M-0096
Agency Tracking Number:
O032-4090
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD03-023
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Small Business Information
WW TECHNOLOGY GROUP
4519 Mustering Drum, Ellicott City, MD, 21042
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
868155110
Principal Investigator:
Chris Walter
Principal Investigator
(410) 418-4353
cwalter@wwtechnology.com
Business Contact:
Chris Walter
President
(410) 418-4353
cwalter@wwtechnology.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Our proposed Phase I effort is to characterize, in a formal framework, the enabling methods and technologies required for error handling operations. The theoretical base offered in our approach provides a rich framework and comprehensive design and analysis space encompassing the range of fault/error models. A set of fault detection and isolation principles will be established and notation with an associated group of approaches developed for extending, modifying, augmenting or interfacing to various system elements techniques in large-scale software architectures. The concept of error containment regions enables specification and analysis properties to be put in place which can be evaluated and measured. The approach develops a framework that can be communicated to designers and users to make the error handling process more efficient and improve policy decisions. With these concepts in place, it is possible to construct fault tolerant systems from intolerant components. The approach is consistent with the use of custom designs or integrated COTS products and software repositories.

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