Shipboard Software Deployment Tools for Complex Heterogeneous Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,959.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00024-13-P-4586
Agency Tracking Number:
N131-038-0510
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N131-038
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
Adaptive Methods, Inc
5860 Trinity Parkway, Suite 200, Centreville, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
135121148
Principal Investigator:
Ron Steele
Principal Investigator
(703) 968-8040
rsteele@adaptivemethods.com
Business Contact:
Judy Barhorst
Director of Contracts
(703) 968-6110
jbarhorst@adaptivemethods.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Navy tactical software, such as the AN/SQQ89A (V)15 surface ASW environment, requires hundreds of interacting software components deployed across a heterogeneous set of compute platforms and communication devices. Navy sonar operators tasked to perform maintenance often do not have the technical expertise with multiple operating systems and hardware devices deployed on the platform. Detailed Software Version Description (SVD) documents are necessary to ensure that an operator with limited expertise can perform the complex job of reinstallation and maintenance. This proposal seeks to design a software installation and maintenance toolkit that greatly reduces the effort, knowledge, and time required for these activities. The toolkit will automate nearly every activity required for system installation and maintenance. Of particular node is removing the requirement that shipboard personal be required to edit configuration files and input data on a command line as both of these activities are error prone and can be confusing. A significant part of the tool design will be aimed at the system integrator to enable efficient packaging of the deployed systems and for deployment testing prior to package dissemination.

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