An Integrated Model Based System Development Capability for Integrating Architecture Design, Analysis, and Verification of Large Scale Complex Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$148,363.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W31P4Q-11-C-0008
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
10SB2-0267
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB102-005
Small Business Information
Phoenix Integration
1715 Pratt Drive, Suite 2000, Blacksburg, VA, 24060
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
938911427
Principal Investigator
 Scott Ragon
 Director of Research
 (540) 961-7215
 sragon@phoenix-int.com
Business Contact
 Robin Campbell
Title: Controller
Phone: (540) 961-7215
Email: rcampbell@phoenix-int.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In the defense industry today, high level SysML system models are used by engineers beginning early in the design process to functionally decompose the system being designed and to flow down requirements to sub-systems and components. Despite their usefulness, these system models are by and large descriptive models and not analytical (executable) models. In contrast, domain level engineers (structural engineers, software engineers, aerodynamicists, manufacturing engineers, cost analysts, etc.) routinely use a wide variety of sophisticated engineering analysis tools to analyze and design the subsystems and components that define the system. Unfortunately, these analysis tools are disconnected from the system model and can’t easily be used to predict performance or make important system level trade-offs. In this project, an integrated toolset will be developed that bridges the gap between systems modeling languages such SysML and commonly used engineering analysis tools. This will enable the performance of architectural, performance, manufacturability, cost, and risk trade-off studies very early in the design process where impacts on lifecycle costs are the greatest. It will also allow the design team to rapidly respond to inevitable changes in requirements and give them the ability to perform continuous analysis, simulation, and trade-studies throughout the design process.

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