Object Oriented Repository for the Management of Systems, Software, and Modeling and Simulation Data Structures

Period of Performance: 09/26/2006 - 09/26/2008

$729K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

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

Abstract

As the complexity and size of systems grow and subsystems become more specialized, the amount of design information that needs to be captured, managed, and put into use increases. No single individual can adequately comprehend the sheer magnitude of this data. Currently, the processes to communicate, share or manage cross domain information consist of many manual steps and limited discrete instances of automation. The process taken in its entirety is extremely labor intensive. An integrated approach is needed by which experts in each domain can continue to use their specialized tools but which also provides comprehensive cross-domain data sharing, inter-domain traceability, asset configuration management, collaboration and analysis. The need for such an integrated approach continues to increase as the focus of architectures has shifted from developing individual systems to developing capabilities and the information that shapes and informs concept development and decision making. Trident Systems will establish a Joint Collaborative Engineering Environment (JCEE) that will configuration manage cross-domain mappings between engineering artifacts (requirements, architectures, software models and test plans) and provide a means to automate analyses of the data to insure consistency, completeness and to understand the impact of lifecycle changes on the data as modifications are required.