Enhanced Interoperability Through Common Translation Architecture

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,283.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F30602-02-C-0086
Award Id:
57528
Agency Tracking Number:
021IF-0921
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
50 Mall Road, Burlington, MA, 01803
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
094841665
Principal Investigator:
Steve Zabele
Chief Scientist
(781) 273-3388
steve.zabele@alphatech.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Mullin
Gen. Cnsl. & Dir. of Cont
(781) 273-3388
andy.mullin@alphatech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
"The primary goal of this SBIR is to develop a layered architectural approach for future inter-exchange gateways that enables data translation from one medium to another and/or among several mediums. For example, with the mandated proliferation of Link-16over the next 5 years, every SPO must work together to ensure overall interoperability, not only among Link-16 participants but also among numerous other diverse systems and datalinks which are not Link-16 compatible. This non-interoperability betweendiverse systems may be resolved by implementation of data forwarding rules, translation architecture(s), or other unique translation applications that act as a "gateway" between otherwise non-communicative datalinks. These gateways will providecommunications connectivity for legacy and other disparate communications systems. Our approach seeks to leverage established or developmental initiatives in DoD and commercial practices that deal with the translation of data from one medium to another. Asthis SBIR progresses through its phases, the end objective is to minimize the duplication of effort at various AF agencies, establish a centralized translation protocol and provide a body of reusable tools that any future gateway might use. The benefits ofan interoperability gateway based on a common, neutral data format is best evidenced by the considerably increased number of users of disparate systems that will be able to contribute to and acqui

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