Relational Pattern Analysis Tool for Legacy Conversion

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-08-C-7801
Agency Tracking Number: B073-005-0473
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA07-005
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
2LRESEARCH
190 Green Valley Road, Owens Crossroads, AL, 35763
DUNS: 142295422
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Luis Lopez
 CTO
 (256) 656-9652
 luis@hiwaay.net
Business Contact
 Luis Lopez
Title: President
Phone: (256) 656-9652
Email: luis.lopez@2lresearch.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This project develops a technology to automate the interpretation and understanding of complex trees of source code and related artifacts for conversion to run on newer hardware, operating systems and languages. The center of our proposed innovative approach is to map and parse a complex source code tree (plus related artifacts such as ‘makefiles’) into an appropriate process and object oriented schema tree. From this representation we propose to generate relational database queries, stored procedures and advanced algorithms that extract dependencies and partitioning with respect to hardware, operating system, distributed processing, application programming interfaces [APIs], etc. The proposed tools will help analysts visualize, analyze and gain a deep, multi-level understanding of legacy code. This approach supports automation of legacy code functional inventory, language translation and re-partitioning. The solution is extremely flexible and applies to multiple versions of Ada (ANSI/MIL-STD 1815A, ISO-8652:1987, ISO/IEC 8652:1995/Amd 1:2007). We also propose to develop a plug-in for a popular software tool such as Eclipse. This approach has potential to yield order of magnitude reductions in the man-hours/cost required to modernize Ada applications.

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