Analysis and Design Environment for Large Scale System Models and Collaborative Model Development

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX12CA71C
Agency Tracking Number: 105292
Amount: $749,943.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A2.08
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Phoenix Integration
VA, Suite 2000, Blacksburg, VA, 24060-6472
DUNS: 938911427
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Menegay
 Principal Investigator
 (540) 961-7215
 pmenegay@phoenix-int.com
Business Contact
 Robin Campbell
Title: Controller
Phone: (540) 961-7215
Email: rcampbell@phoenix-int.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
As NASA modeling efforts grow more complex and more distributed among many working groups, new tools and technologies are required to integrate their efforts effectively. This project will build on Phoenix Integration's current product suite (ModelCenter, Analysis Server, and AnalysisLibrary) to create a collaborative modeling and execution environment for large system models. The project will involve many interrelated elements: 1) The use of reference components, which are pointers to sub-models that reside elsewhere, are managed independently, and are updated automatically in a master model, 2) The use of a model library such that collaborators can share their efforts in a centralized network-based repository, 3) An execution manager that can distribute and parallelize runs efficiently among several available compute resources, 4) The separation of models, data, and links such that they can be managed independently and reused effectively, 5) The simplification of model building efforts by providing debugging and diff tools to developers much like those that exist in the software industry, 6) User interface features that make model building easier, such as quick validation of model correctness, the ability to create sub-models from assemblies, etc. These elements will be developed with and tested against real modeling efforts taking place at NASA Langley.

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