Tools for Rapid Insertion or Adaptation of Combat System Capabilities

Period of Performance: 03/30/2006 - 12/30/2006

$99.1K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Harmonia, Inc.
2020 Kraft Drive, Suite 2400 Array
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Principal Investigator

Abstract

We propose developing the Software Analysis through Visual Extraction (SAVE) tool, a visual programming and architecture adaptation plugin to Harmonia's Legacy Analysis Workbench (LAW). SAVE is specifically targeted at providing new functionality to model, visualize, and extract design artifacts and architectural components from combat system architectures and software. The existing system is modeled behind the scenes in platform-independent XML, allowing us to design visualizations for the modeling language and apply them to multiple importable implementation languages. Our model is constructed by translating existing software into the XML modeling language. We then manipulate the model using SAVE and generate the adapted system from the new model. The model provides the foundational representation that allows us to modify and adapt code structures on the fly for rapid deployment to the warfighter.