Reconfiguration of Component Level Control Network Automation Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-01-M-0211
Agency Tracking Number:
N013-0058
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ADEPT SYSTEMS, INC.
21271 Waycross Drive, Boca Raton, FL, 33428
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
171899594
Principal Investigator:
Samuel Smith
President
(561) 487-6894
smithsm@adeptsystemsinc.com
Business Contact:
E. Hinman
Asst. Director
(443) 778-5687
ej.hinman@jhuapl.edu
Research Institution:
THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. APL
Evelyn R Dixon
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD, 20723

Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This project seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of applying advanced model based reasoning techniques based on the Open Autonomy Kernel (OAK) to a survivable component level automation infrastructure (CLAI) developed for Naval shipboard automationapplications. The key feature of the CLAI is cost effective scalable reliability through a dependable topology and dynamic reconfiguration for network fragment healing. The model based reasoning will be used to anticipate the effect of damage given aprediction or sensor input that indicates a damage event is likely. Given the prediction and the model it should be possible to pre-configure the CLAI to minimize the extent of damage and the latentecy of past damage healing. These techniques will first beapplied to the network infrastructure itself but could be applied in the future to any of the automated systems attached to the network. This should eventually allow all associated ship systems to reconfigure themselves prior to a

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