Accession Number:

ADA458348

Title:

Object-Oriented Analysis of a DII COE Simulation Product Line Architecture

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA WASHINGTON C3I DIV

Report Date:

2001-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The Army has articulated a vision in which simulations will support C4ISR systems through the integration of simulation infrastructure into the Defense Information Infrastructure Common Operating Environment DII COE software architecture. Identification of a specific simulation infrastructure product set is the key to developing the technical steps required to achieve this vision. Integrating simulation into the DII COE in a systematic fashion requires the following 1 reuse by the simulation infrastructure of existing DII COE C4ISR software segments 2 identification of new segments required to provide DII COE-based simulation capability, and 3 identification of new simulation-enhanced C4ISR functionality not available today in either C4ISR or simulation domains through new DII COE segments. As simulation-enhanced C4ISR systems will use intelligent agent software, there are relevant Future Combat Systems FCS implications. FCS C2 systems will need to interact with intelligent agent-based robotic forces and will encounter similar challenges identified for future simulation-enhanced C4ISR systems. This paper describes a general Object-Oriented Analysis based approach, which identifies DII COE segments as software products in a Product Line Architecture. The paper concludes with recommendations for use of the DII COE Simulation Product Line Architecture in achieving the Army simulation to C4ISR interoperability vision.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE