Firestorm Interpretation Layer (FIL) and Firestorm Application Repository System (FARS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-13-C-0052
Agency Tracking Number: A2-5359
Amount: $542,504.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12-003
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
555 Quince Orchard Road Suite 300, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Alberto Lacaze
 (240) 631-0008
Business Contact
 Alberto Lacaze
Title: President
Phone: (240) 631-0008
Research Institution
The main goal of the FIL-FARS program is to work on methods to maintain and monitor compatibility between the Robotic Research OCU and Firestorm. Both the OCU and Firestorm are constantly evolving, making it difficult to maintain compatibility between the two systems. The Firestorm Interface Layer (FIL) and the Firestorm Application Repository System (FARS) were proposed as potential means to solve this problem. The Firestorm Interface Layer acts as a translator between the two systems, isolating each from changes occurring in the other. Implementing the Firestorm Interface Layer involved the identification and standardization of two interfaces, and the mapping of control and data between these two interfaces. One was the interface used by Firestorm to communicate commands and data between itself and the OCU. The second was the programming API used to access the functions and data of the OCU.

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