Automated Support System for the Development and Maintenance of TPSs

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,965.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-12-C-0156
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-027-0758
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-027
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
5-D Systems Inc.
1 Chisholm Trail, Suite 3200, Round Rock, TX, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
090213369
Principal Investigator:
John Kurkjian
Secretary
(512) 238-9840
john.kurkjian@5dsystems.com
Business Contact:
John Kurkjian
Secretary
(512) 238-9840
john.kurkjian@5dsystems.com
Research Institution:
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Abstract
Test Program Sets (TPS) within an Automatic Test System (ATS) represent a significant investment that must often be preserved during an obsolescence update to the ATS equipment. This effort seeks to develop a set of automated tools to convert legacy TPSs into industry-standard Automatic Test Markup Language (ATML) descriptions of the TPS tests, interfaces, and configurations.5-D Systems will develop a suite of command line-driven tools whose interfaces are integrated through industry standard file formats such as ATML. The cornerstone of 5-D"s solution is the Legacy Program Parser (LPP) that uses a two-stage process to build an executable model of a legacy test program and then process the individual test program script files against the model to create ATML-encoded descriptions of the TPS. By using a two-stage modeling and simulation approach, 5-D"s LPP can support a variety of test program architectures and implementation languages using a single tool. 5-D Systems will leverage its extensive expertise in designing and developing ATSs and TPSs, maintaining TPSs across ATS iterations, and developing innovative software to address unique test-related problems.

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