Software Engineering Tools for Scientific Models

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CF15P
Agency Tracking Number: 105087
Amount: $99,984.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: S6.05
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2020 Kraft Drive, Suite 1000, Blacksburg, VA, 24060-6387
DUNS: 556397615
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Marc Abrams
 Principal Investigator
 (540) 951-5901
Business Contact
 Michael Bame
Title: Business Official
Phone: (540) 951-5900
Research Institution
We design and demonstrate the feasibility of extending the open source Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE) to support the full range of capabilities now available to Java developers but for Fortran. We have experience in this process from having done analogous SBIR work for the Ada language with the Navy and Missile Defense Agency. As was the case for Ada, there is an existing but insufficient plug in for Fortran now available for Eclipse, namely Photran. We will leverage Harmonia's past work on Rise plug-in for Ada, c, C++ to create product that builds on Eclipse Photran as well as pFUnit and FUnit.Facilities we will implement include annotating source code as an overlay to the existing code, so that developers learning about the code are free to mark it up without affecting the original code, and creating various views tracing execution, showing potential concurrency, etc. We also integrateunit testing, graphical editing of workflows to create scripts that are used with Fortran, support the analysis and porting of Fortran code to different target architectures, and provide a web service link to accommodate cases where the Fortran compiler runs on a different machine from the IDE. Ourgoal is a 25% productivity improvement.

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