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Experiences in open architecture research and experimentation
Author(s): Nicholas S. Kovach; Vahid Rajabian-Schwart; Alexander Paxton; Charles Satterthwaite; Kenneth Littlejohn
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Paper Abstract

As open architecture (OA) standards become increasingly important to the Department of Defense (DoD) and in particular, the United States Air Force (USAF), so too does the need to be able to exercise, experiment, and validate interoperability with these standards. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Sensor Directorate (AFRL/RYWA) has built an architecture and integration event called the Integrated Demonstration and Experimentation Architecture (IDEA) event. IDEA provides a realistic, adaptable government-owned reference architecture with capabilities to measure, control, and document performance benefits (or costs) for potential adopting programs; impacts of technology insertions; and insights into future OA standard growth. The IDEA event included industry and government organizations, that came together to demonstrate advanced integration capabilities in a rapid development environment using OAs, such as Open Mission Systems. The reference architecture includes multiple mission package subsystems and specialized tools for integration. The use of IDEA events to promote the evolution and integration of OA standards to meet current and future program needs will continue. This paper discusses the reference architecture used, the layout of the mission scenario for testing, and how the event was composed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 2018
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10651, Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation 2018, 1065105 (9 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2309779
Show Author Affiliations
Nicholas S. Kovach, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Vahid Rajabian-Schwart, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Alexander Paxton, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Charles Satterthwaite, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Kenneth Littlejohn, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10651:
Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation 2018
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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