Heterogeneous Database Integration Using Agent-Oriented Information Systems
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
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The Department of Defense DOD has an extensive family of models used to simulate the mission level interaction of weapon systems. Interoperability and reuse of the underlying data files used to create simulation scenarios pose great challenges in this regard. Unlike traditional data integration methods common to federated database research, the emerging field of agent-oriented information systems AOIS views data as the central focus of an application while also providing an overall architectural framework for application development. We develop an AOIS solution relevant to this problem domain by combining object-oriented data modeling OMT, a persistent programming language using a commercial object oriented database ObjectStore , and an agent- oriented analysis and design methodology MaSE. Requirements from a contractor-led effort at the Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL known as CERTCORT are the basis for analysis and design of our system. We implement prototypical information-layer applications to conceptually demonstrate the reusability and integration of scenarios across simulation models.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Hardware
- Information Science