MECS: Mobile Embedded Component Suite

Period of Performance: 11/20/2006 - 05/20/2007


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Clifton Labs, Inc.
3678 Fawnrun Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Principal Investigator


The demand for open source software in the domain of embedded computing has seen an upward trend that will continue for the foreseeable future with the Java 2 Micro Edition being adopted as the platform of choice for 40% of mobile application developers. A market is emerging for open source Java middleware for embedded systems that promote rapid development of software for networked mobile devices. Clifton Labs is proposing to investigate the design and implementation of a Java development framework that supports embedded application development. The proposed product will be an open source software solution leveraging existing open source projects and standards. It includes a lightweight messaging framework based on the Java Message Service, and a rendering engine for a declarative, bitmap-based, user interface markup language. The product includes additional tooling for the Eclipse development environment, including a visual user interface designer.