11/22/2004 - Real-Time Innovations (RTI), experts in the distribution of time-critical information, announced the award of two Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contracts. The SBIR program, which is federally funded, facilitates the financing of small-business research and development activities.
This year RTI received two SBIR awards, and the company is presently being evaluated for a third.
The Guided Weapons Evaluation Facility at Eglin Air Force base awarded RTI a contract valued at $742,919 for advanced visualization tool development in networking, control systems and simulation. RTI will deliver commercial-grade software for a new class of visualization tools specifically designed for common networking transports such as Ethernet as well as specialized ones including SCRAMNet. In addition to integrating with popular networking middleware standards, including the Object Management Group (OMG), Data Distribution Service (DDS) and CORBA, the tools will provide multi-platform support of Windows, Linux and Solaris.
Funding in the amount of $779,190 was approved by the US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center in Picatinny, NJ, for software development. The contract supports creating an open framework for component-based development of complex, pluggable systems for automated material handling and supply. The new technology will be tested on the Smart Crane Ammunition Transfer System (SCATS) that improves handling efficiencies and reduces pallet acquisition and loading times.
The third proposal is in process. The award from the US Navy would fund the development of integrated network middleware that complies with industry standards and provides for robust state synchronization. The proposed model makes the state information accessible using the DDS application program interface (API) as well as standard data-mining languages such as Structured Query Language (SQL) and Object Database Connectivity (ODBC). By enabling seamless integration of publish-subscribe, client/server and state propagation communication patterns, a new level of robustness and dynamism can be achieved in distributed systems.
"The diversity of these SBIR awards is a true testament to RTI's innovative technology and expertise in real-time data-distribution technologies and advanced tool development," said Gerardo Pardo-Castellote, chief technology officer of Real-Time Innovations, Inc. "SBIR funds the critical start-up and development stages and encourages the commercialization of these technologies, which in turn stimulates the U.S. economy."
Real-Time Innovations provides software tools, middleware and professional services for distributed real-time systems and embedded applications. For over 10 years, with more than 10,000 seats in use, the ScopeTools product line has been helping embedded system developers produce higher quality, more reliable solutions. The NDDS middleware and tools provide seamless communications and comprehensive tools for distributed, real-time system builders. Our customers span the embedded software industry from aerospace and defense, through networking and communications, to industrial automation and consumer electronics.
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