Large System Software Visualization

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-05-C-0041
Agency Tracking Number: 044-1624
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-125
Solicitation Number: 2004.4
Small Business Information
4519 Mustering Drum, Ellicott City, MD, 21042
DUNS: 868155110
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chris Walter
 Principal Investigator
 (410) 418-4353
 cwalter@wwtechnology.com
Business Contact
 Chris Walter
Title: President
Phone: (410) 418-4353
Email: cwalter@wwtechnology.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This project addresses the problem of lifecycle management of large scale software systems. In systems with a large code base, system and software engineers often struggle with maintaining a consistent view of the system architecture and software. WW Technology Group will develop techniques that capture missile defense agency (MDA) software code bases and system architectures into an open, machine readable format, the Avionics Architecture Description Language (AADL). With the system information in a machine readable format, we then specify techniques and tools that provide users with needed views of the system architecture, data flows and relationships. The views include perspectives that can be aligned with the major component interrelationships, whether they be performance, fault and error handling, or security. In this activity, we leverage the general concept of concern graphs, allowing users to view the traceable threads through the system. The techniques identified in this project represent a combination of automated analysis techniques combined with user customizable assignment of subsystem attributes and characteristics. Engineers responsible for performing the engineering of the system can minimize the time spent on tedious manual tasks while leveraging their knowledge of the system behavioral characteristics, including performance, security, and error handling.

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