Immersive Environments for Visualizing Software Tradeoffs

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$730,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911QX-09-C-0100
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-SP1-2153
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 05-SP1
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
GRAMMATECH, INC.
317 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY, 14850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
603978321
Principal Investigator:
Michael McDougall
Senior Scientist
(607) 273-7340
mcdougall@grammatech.com
Business Contact:
Ray Teitelbaum
CEO and Chairman
(607) 273-7340
tt@grammatech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Complex software is notoriously opaque. This opacity is costly for software engineers who must make pivotal design decisions without knowing the tradeoffs and consequences of those decisions. We propose a visualization tool that combines powerful document and software analysis techniques with rich three-dimensional visualizations. Deep static analysis augmented with information retrieval technology gives engineers access to the important dependences that crisscross software projects. A powerful visualization framework makes these dependences easier to explore. The resulting tool allows a user to start from a high-level system view and drill down to important details without losing context. Such an all-in-one view will make it easier for engineers to understand complex systems and make tradeoff decisions based on that understanding.

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