PROJECT TITLE: Object-Oriented, Network-Enabled Modeling for Multivariate Systems
TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)
Monolithic software for modeling of complex space vehicles and systems is costly and difficult to develop, update and maintain, and does not have the flexibility to quickly adapt to new configurations or to the full life-cycle of the system. The proposed software uses a highly modular object-oriented structure that incorporates full inter-networking of graphics, simulation models, and databases. It is designed specifially to allow very rapid assembly of system models over a network, graphically, and without programming. Both existing legacy modeling codes and new "native" model objects can be utilized. All capabilities are accessible using standard web browsers. In Phase I, we will develop a proof-of-concept package that operates on standard networks and includes a graphical user interface, components for one specific class of system, and a computational sequencer. During Phase II, we will generalize the modeling system, add more components, validate the software, and deploy the package for beta tests at NASA.
POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS
The proposed software will dramatically improve the capabilities, development time, and cost-effectiveness of models for complex systems and can contribute directly to the NASA Intelligent Synthesis Environment initiative. It will have direct application to the design and operation of space vehicles, missions, and other complex engineering systems. It will be commercialized, following the successful path of other software we have developed for NASA.
NAME AND ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
James J. Barry
P.O. Box 71, Etna Road
Hanover , NH 03751 - 0071
NAME AND ADDRESS OF OFFEROR
P.O. Box 71
Hanover , NH 03755 - 0071