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Software Architecture for Universal Plug and Play of Weapons

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2005 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
WINTEC, Incorporated
998 N. Eglin Parkway Shalimar, FL 32579-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Software Architecture for Universal Plug and Play of Weapons
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8651-05-C-0119
Award Amount: $2,484,985.00


A high degree of electrical signal level interoperability has been achieved between aircraft and stores through the application of interface standards such as MIL-STD-1760. This has significantly reduced the need for hardware modifications to integrate stores on platforms, but software level integration remains a costly and lengthy process. Emerging technologies such as a common application programming interface (API) for store control software (as demonstrated under the previous WINTEC OASIS effort) and common interface function/messaging services (as being defined under the Air Force Universal Armament Initiative) offer the possibility to significantly reduce or eliminate platform software modifications typically required for each new store integration. For these technologies to provide maximum payoff, they need to be effectively integrated into legacy platforms. The Phase I Legacy Platform Weapon Integration (LPWI) effort developed and established initial feasibility of a software architecture for incorporation of such technologies into existing platform store control systems. The effort proposed here would provide for detailed design and demonstration of the Phase I concept, either in a platform system integration laboratory (SIL) or through modeling of a legacy system environment, ultimately paving the way for more of a "plug-and-play" approach to aircraft/store integration.

Principal Investigator:

Fred L. Benedick
Director - Systems Engine

Business Contact:

Michael R. Gibbs
Small Business Information at Submission:

220 Eglin Parkway SE, Suite 4 Fort Walton Beach, FL -

EIN/Tax ID: 592334310
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No