Modeling the Impact of Technology Transition on Ship Operational Capabilities

Period of Performance: 08/09/2006 - 10/11/2010


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Trident Systems, Inc.
10201 Fairfax Boulevard Array
Fairfax, VA 22030
Principal Investigator


Trident Systems is participating in a unique collaboration in order to spread the workload of designing systems that perform analysis and tradeoffs. The companies participating make up a Collaborative Development Partnership (CDP). The result of this combined effort will be a Collaborative Tool Framework (CTF) that will provide open APIs allowing companies to plug-in tools that can aid the decision makers in the task to determine which technologies to add to a system, when to add them, and once added, accurately predict the impact on the rest of the existing system. To this end Trident has designed two products. The first will be the Technology Insertion Collaboration Framework (TICF), which includes a Web Services backbone that will provide access and analysis services from multiple, disparate data sources, to web-clients specifically designed to perform Technology Insertion analysis. The second will be the Tool Neutral Vizualizer (TNV), a web browser-based graphical user interface application that will provide multiple views into the data set without requiring the tool from which the data originated. These two tools will provide the Technology Insertion decision maker with a flexible, extensible, customizable interface for determining the ultimate schedule for the assembly of a system.