Accession Number:

ADA522575

Title:

Reports from the Field on System of Systems Interoperability Challenges and Promising Approaches

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

This report identifies challenges and some successful approaches to achieving interoperability in systems of systems. Although systems of systems and their interoperability challenges are not limited to the U.S. Department of Defense DoD, this report is based on the challenges and successes reported in interviews with various DoD personnel, with assurances of anonymity for those interviewed. Reported challenges and problems far exceeded the number of successes. Reported successes with interoperability typically involved the following 1 key individuals who had the knowledge, experience, and determination to ensure systems successfully interoperate in particular environments of use in the field 2 systems incrementally developed and evolved, with continual integration incorporating tests for interoperability issues as they are discovered or 3 systems of systems of smaller scope, constructed and fielded outside of the usual DoD acquisition program model. The information presented in this report does not necessarily represent the opinions of the author or the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE