A Java Based Approach to Distributed Architectures for Sensor Fusion

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F30602-01-C-0045
Agency Tracking Number: 001IF-3102
Amount: $715,212.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
50 Mall Road, Burlington, MA, 01803
DUNS: 094841665
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Basil Krikeles
 Dir, Software Product Des
 (781) 273-3388
Business Contact
 Andrew Mullin
Title: General counsel & Dir of
Phone: (781) 273-3388
Email: andy.mullin@alphatech.com
Research Institution
ALPHATECH proposes to develop a framework that supports building distributed applications with emphasis on information fusion. Heterogeneous components can be encapsulated so that they can inter-operate through a set of common APIs and a shared definitionof a common domain of interest. The resulting system, called the Java Trans-Knowledge Toolkit (jTKT), will build upon, extend, and will be interoperable with the existing Adaptive Sensor Fusion (ASF) architecture by incorporating Java based technologies.The jTKT system will be fully interoperable with ASF. We will extend the persistence capabilities of the combined jTKT/ASF system with: a) Support for an effective query mechanism for generic transport data b) Support for commercial relational databases c)Use of JavaSpacesT technology as a distributed persistence mechanism. Furthermore, we propose to implement the ASF publish/subscribe mechanism in terms of both JavaSpacesT and CORBA along with appropriate performance metrics to quantify system performance.In addition, jTKT will have the capability to seamlessly integrate with the Internet for data access and system control. The overall goal of this SBIR is to make the system more widely applicable by supporting multiple persistence and communicationsstrategies and to make further substantial progress toward the JBI vision.

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