Common Global Information Grid Interface for Electronic Warfare systems
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AbstractABSTRACT: Chesapeake Technology International"s (CTI"s) proposed solution for the Common Global Information Grid Interface for Electronic Warfare systems small business innovative research (SBIR) program provides a comprehensive Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) that will leverage the connectivity of the GIG to enable interoperability and collaboration between Electronic Warfare (EW) systems and authorized users. This SOA will provide a flexible, automatically reconfigurable architecture for the tasking, authorization, authentication, and Situational Awareness (SA) of EW systems. The solution will also provide a process for the incorporation of legacy systems into the SOA. This architecture will be used to develop a concept demonstration for Phase II that will assess of the feasibility of the system to operate in a real airborne EW environment. To provide this solution CTI will use its extensive EW experience to research and develop an innovative SOA and set of data schemas that are applicable to the widest possible classes of EW systems. CTI will also leverage our development of a similar SOA for the USMC Air Ground Task Force EW (MAGTF-EW) to provide lessons learned and ensure a robust architecture. BENEFIT: The use of a SOA to enable the connectivity of Air Force EW systems will provide many of the same benefits realized by the business IT community through its'widespread adoption of SOA concepts and practices. These include greater interoperability, increased re-use, more agile business processes, improved visibility, and reduced maintenance costs. In the Air Force EW domain, these benefits will translate to the ability for users to see and control a wider range of EW assets through the use of a common service provider and SA interface, providing for collaboration and enhancing effectiveness. The common service interface will also provide for the more effective use of existing assets through the use of service composition and decomposition and optimized routing services. The costs of integrating new and legacy systems into the network are also greatly reduced. While the specific data schemas developed for this SBIR may not be directly applicable to commercial applications, the technologies and architecture can be readily utilized to enhance existing and future commercial SOA applications. By incorporating new and innovative methods for handling the SOA in a transient heterogeneous network, many payload and sensor control and monitoring applications could be improved. Potential beneficiaries of this technology would be first responders and emergency personnel, law enforcement, border patrol, fishery and wildlife monitoring, and other military, defense, and commercial applications.
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