DOD STTR 24.A BAA

Active
No
Status
Closed
Release Date
November 29th, 2023
Open Date
January 3rd, 2024
Due Date(s)
February 21st, 2024
Close Date
February 21st, 2024
Topic No.
AF24A-T002

Topic

Automated SysML Model Development

Agency

Department of DefenseN/A

Program

Type: STTRPhase: Phase IYear: 2024

Summary

The Department of Defense (DOD) is seeking proposals for the topic of "Automated SysML Model Development" as part of their Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I program. The research focuses on developing a tool that can ingest Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe PDF documents and use artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to create a SysML Model in Cameo Enterprise Architecture. The goal is to establish relationships based on selected fields and relationships within the documents. In Phase I, the tool should be capable of graphical modeling and establishing relationships based on AI/ML methodologies. In Phase II, the tool should exhibit the capability for USAF personnel to ingest documents and form all operations required to create a graphical SysML Model without dependency on the tool developer. In Phase III, the tool should integrate with an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and be distributed to all necessary USAF personnel. The project duration and funding specifics are not mentioned in the document. The solicitation notice can be found on the Defense SBIR/STTR website. The technology falls under the OUSD (R&E) Critical Technology Areas of Trusted AI and Autonomy, and Advanced Computing and Software. The topic is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulation (EAR), so offerors must comply with export control laws. The potential impacts of this research include improving the efficiency and accuracy of creating SysML Models, enhancing collaboration among USAF personnel, and facilitating model-based systems engineering (MBSE) practices. The keywords associated with this topic are SysML, MBSE, Automated Modeling, and Graphical Modeling. For more information, refer to the solicitation notice on the Defense SBIR/STTR website.

Description

OUSD (R&E) CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Trusted AI and Autonomy; Advanced Computing and Software

 

The technology within this topic is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), 22 CFR Parts 120-130, which controls the export and import of defense-related material and services, including export of sensitive technical data, or the Export Administration Regulation (EAR), 15 CFR Parts 730-774, which controls dual use items. Offerors must disclose any proposed use of foreign nationals (FNs), their country(ies) of origin, the type of visa or work permit possessed, and the statement of work (SOW) tasks intended for accomplishment by the FN(s) in accordance with the Announcement. Offerors are advised foreign nationals proposed to perform on this topic may be restricted due to the technical data under US Export Control Laws.

 

OBJECTIVE: Obtain the ability to ingest Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe PDF, and use AI/ML to create a SysML Model in Cameo Enterprise Architecture based off selected fields and relationships.

 

DESCRIPTION: Deliver a tool that has the capability to be integrated with existing IDE that performs the above SysML Modeling requirement.

 

PHASE I: Develop a tool that is beginning to ingest documents of various data types and establish relationships based off AI/ML methodologies that is capable of graphical modeling.

 

PHASE II: Tool must exhibit capability of USAF personnel to ingest documents and form all operations required of the tool to result in a graphical SysML Model within Cameo Systems Architecture without dependency on the tool developer.

 

PHASE III DUAL USE APPLICATIONS: Tool must have the ability to integrate with IDE and be distributed to all USAF personnel necessary to operate.

 

REFERENCES:

Schevchenko, N. (2020, December 21). An introduction to model-based systems engineering (MBSE). SEI Blog. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/blog/introduction-model-based-systems-engineering-mbse/;
What is the systems modeling language (SysML)? SysML.org. https://sysml.org/sysml-faq/what-is-sysml.html;

 

KEYWORDS: SysML; MBSE; Automated Modeling; Graphical Modeling