Techniques for High Assurance in Submarine Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-08-C-4157
Agency Tracking Number: N061-065-0580
Amount: $899,995.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-065
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
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 J Walter
 Principal Investigator
 (410) 418-4353
Business Contact
 Chris Walter
Title: President
Phone: (410) 418-4353
Research Institution
Modern nuclear submarines deploy many distributed computing systems that comprise a sophisticated set of functions to deliver dependable solutions for mission critical capabilities. When considering the application domain, safety, dependability and system certification activities represent what can become a formidable task in each development spiral. As the system evolves and is maintained, the need to repeat the certification process represents a significant contributor to the life cycle cost structure. The WW Technology Group proposes an innovative solution to these challenges called Design for Certification. The innovation that lies at the heart of Design for Certification is a model-driven engineering approach that integrates the information and analyses required to support certification through open and flexible means. This approach enables diverse stakeholders to effectively communicate and share information throughout the system lifecycle and provides tools that enable required analyses to be performed efficiently. These improvements result in significant development and life cycle cost savings associated with reducing safety certification efforts and improving performance certification efforts. They also improve risk management by identifying and tracking issues as early as possible and improve overall system quality.

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