Expert Assistant for Performance Engineering of Large Embedded Real-time Software

Period of Performance: 02/05/1987 - 02/05/1989

$355K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Advanced System Technologies, Inc.
12200 E. Briarwood Avenue, Suite 260
Englewood, CO 80112
Principal Investigator

Abstract

LARGE, EMBEDDED REAL-TIME SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENTS OFTEN LACK PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING EXPERTISE DUE TO A SHORTAGE OF PERFORMANCE EXPERTS. EXPERT SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY OFFERS A SOLUTION TO THE SHORTAGE OF PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING EXPERTS. TWO TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES MUST BE RESEARCHED BEFORE AN EXPERT SYSTEM BASED ASSISTANT FOR PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING CAN BE DEVELOPED: (1) DEFINITION OF A BODY OF UNDERLYING EXPERTISE IN PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING OF LARGE, EMBEDDED REALTIME SOFTWARE, AND (2) DEMONSTRATION THAT THIS EXPERTISE IS AMENABLE TO EXISTING EXPERT SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY. THE PROPOSED PHASE I RESEARCH OF THIS SBIR PROJECT WILL ADDRESS THESE TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES BY DEVELOPING A KNOWLEDGE BASE FOR AN EXPERT SYSTEM FOR DESIGN EVALUATION, A CRITICAL COMPONENT OF PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING. BY DEVELOPING A KNOWLEDGE BASE THE TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES WILL BE NATURALLY ANSWERED. IN ADDITION, THE KNOWLEDGE BASE WILL SERVE AS FOUNDATION FOR EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT IN PHASE II.