Intelligent Adaptive Needs Characterization for M&S Systems Engineering

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-12-C-7802
Agency Tracking Number: B112-030-0023
Amount: $99,964.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA11-030
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
410 Jan Davis Drive, Huntsville, AL, -
DUNS: 625694500
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dannie Cutts
 Senior Computer Scientist
 (256) 922-0802
Business Contact
 Georgina Chapman
Title: Business Development Analyst
Phone: (256) 922-0802
Research Institution
This proposal investigates the use of semantic analysis to improve the requirements collection portion of the systems engineering process. Specifically, it addresses those tasks associated with the development of a complete and unambiguous definition for each stakeholder requirement (a.k.a. stakeholder need). To ensure a robust design, The AEgis Technologies Group, Inc (AEgis) will begin with an"expert system"that performs a similar task, and modify it to accommodate the systems engineering processes for needs characterization. The final product will be a tool that intelligently aids systems engineers in capturing sufficient requirements objectives (to describe the context, function, information and performance), while also accommodating the characterization of stakeholder needs relative to their priority and relevant Models and Simulations (M & S). AEgis also proposes the development and population of a metadata database (or other appropriate construct) to improve interactions between this requirements tool and applicable documentation, such as other stakeholder requirements, solution architectures, and vernacular dictionaries.

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