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
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,467.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-11-C-0008
Award Id:
96780
Agency Tracking Number:
10SB2-0267
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 10-005
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1715 Pratt Drive, Suite 2000, Blacksburg, VA, 24060
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
938911427
Principal Investigator:
Scott Ragon
Director of Research
(540) 961-7215
sragon@phoenix-int.com
Business Contact:
Robin Campbell
Controller
(540) 961-7215
rcampbell@phoenix-int.com
Research Institute:
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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