Phoenix Integration Awarded $750,000 Phase II DARPA SBIR Grant

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Resulting technology resolves longstanding communication gap between systems engineers and analysts.

This technology finally provides us with traceable results between requirements, systems descriptions, and the design/disciplinary world.

Phoenix Integration, a leading provider of software for engineering automation, integration, and design optimization, today announced that it has been awarded a $750,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the development of an unprecedented technology which integrates systems modeling and analytical toolsets.

The award, effective December 15, 2011- March 31, 2014, will be used to expand upon this technology which was prototyped by Phoenix Integration during a Phase I DARPA SBIR. The technology enhances the model-based systems engineering (MBSE) design process by bridging the longstanding information gap between systems engineers and analysts.

By linking the Systems Modeling Language (SysML) to ModelCenter®, a generic executable framework and Phoenix Integration’s flagship software, a means of communicating technically between tools and across disciplines is achieved. As a result, inconsistency is reduced and errors are identified earlier in the design process. Inevitable changes to requirements can also be addressed with greater efficiency.

“This technology finally provides us with traceable results between requirements, systems descriptions, and the design/disciplinary world,” explains Scott Ragon, Ph.D., Director of Research at Phoenix Integration. “We can now ensure better alignment with budget expectations, as well as cost avoidance, and overall reduction in cycle times.”
This technology will be released by Phoenix Integration as its “MBSEPak” in early 2013. In the interim, a development version is available and can be requested at http://www.phoenix-int.com/trial.

About Phoenix Integration
Phoenix Integration commands a leadership position in flexible, scalable, high-performance enterprise solutions for the conceptual and preliminary stages of product design and systems analysis. Phoenix software is used worldwide to enable integration of models and simulations, process automation, multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) and simulation data management (SDM). Global organizations that leverage Phoenix solutions include 9 of the top 10 U.S. defense contractors and 7 of the top 10 aerospace companies. For more information, visit http://www.phoenix-int.com/.

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