AWCAMS: Agile Workstation for a Core Architecture Model for Space

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-13-M-0177
Agency Tracking Number:
F131-080-0698
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF131-080
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
The Design Knowledge Company
3100 Presidential Dr, Suite 103, Fairborn, OH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
124032868
Principal Investigator:
William McQuay
Principal Investigator
(937) 427-4276
bmcquay@tdkc.com
Business Contact:
Amy Sedler
Sr. Contracts Administrator
(937) 427-4276
asedler@tdkc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ABSTRACT: The goal of the Agile Workstation for a Core Architecture Model for Space (AWCAMS) is to provide better understanding of complex space systems, improve communications among key players in the research and development process, and aid in making better acquisition decisions for space. AWCAMS will be an open-source, standards-based framework that integrates with existing DoD and Air Force resources and environments. AWCAMS will include an agile extensible, tailorable technical framework; a core architecture model for space with initial test data defining an illustrative space system; customizable role-based dashboards for architecting, engineering, and analysis; and a prototype interface for interfacing with external engineering and simulation tools. BENEFIT: AWCAMS will provide a quantitative assessment of the technology trade space and alternative architectures to determine the utility and benefit of proposed and existing technologies, and support parametric sensitivity analysis for systems and systems of systems. AWCAMS will enable the Air Force to improve cross-functional development, increase interoperability, and promote integrated activities supported by space systems. AWCAMS has significant commercial applications to many industries, including banking, utilities, and communications, where architecture-based systems engineering would have high payoff due to the complexity of their systems.

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