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Information about SIRESENAC06

Published on March 6, 2008

Author: WoodRock


The Simulation Interoperability Requirements & Enablers (SIRE) Research Project:  The Simulation Interoperability Requirements & Enablers (SIRE) Research Project Steve Frank SIRE Programme Manager Tel: (01438) 754271 Slide2:  Contents The SE Tower Of Excellence Why is Interoperability Important ? The SIRE Team The SIRE Project Aims The SIRE Project Summary Slide3:  The SE Tower Of Excellence The Synthetic Environment (SE) Tower Of Excellence (ToE) is one of the first batch of Ministry of Defence’s (MoDs) Towers Of Excellence Established in July 2004 The SE ToE aims to provide a mechanism to enable MoD, industry and academia to work together to: Jointly agree SE-related research focus areas Devise a strategic plan for the UK SE community Encourage harmonisation of SE research plans among the ToE contributors wherever possible Actively seek opportunities for research exchange, collaboration and exploitation Slide4:  The SE Tower Of Excellence The SE Tower of Excellence currently has six Special Interest Groups (SIGs) active, each focusing on a specific area of SE-related research as follows: SIG1: Simulation Interoperability SIG2: Synthetic Natural Environments SIG3: Commercial SE Technology Exploitation SIG4: SE Management SIG5: SE Exploitation SIG6: Computer Generated Forces Membership of the SE Tower of Excellence and participation in any of the SIGs is open to all who can actively contribute Slide5:  Simulations and SEs are being used increasingly to: Address complex defence systems issues Improve training capability Explore Network Enabled Capability (NEC) Demands include: Smaller budgets Faster time into service Re-use of existing systems The integration of the following elements is essential: Constructive Virtual Live (prime equipment in the loop) Why is Interoperability Important ? Slide6:  Interoperability of SEs is a key enabler to a range of current and future defence activities including: The formation of the Future Network of Networks Cross domain activities such as Distributed Mission Training Systems across air, land and sea The integration of functionally different facilities such as Training Systems and Trials Sites for use in Experimentation, Test and Evaluation The interconnection of industry and MoD facilities Why is Interoperability Important ? Slide7:  The SIRE Team The SIRE Project team comprises people from prominent SE companies All the SIRE companies are members of SIG1 The companies are: Slide8:  The SIRE Project Aims The aim for this project is to facilitate meaningful interoperability between SEs for the purposes of: Analysis Experimentation Visualisation Test and evaluation Acquisition Training For this study Interoperability includes interoperability between: Heterogeneous SEs SE and C4I systems SE and equipment, sensors, weapon systems or training systems Slide9:  The SIRE research project began in July 2006 and the first phase will run for 18 months The SIRE Programme Task 0 - Management Task 1 – Current Needs & Status Task 2 – Future Need & Priorities Task 3 – Guidance & Enablers Task 4 – Validation To achieve this objective the research will be undertaken through 5 tasks. These are: Slide10:  Overview Slide11:  Task 0 – Management (MBDA) Requirement: Oversee the co-ordination and execution of the SIRE project Progress reports Meetings & workshops Distribute and disseminate the output from each Task Reports Presentations Website & Shared Working Environment (SWE) Slide12:  Task 1 – Current Need and Status (SciSys) Requirement: Establish current SE interoperability needs, issues and practices as perceived by: Integrated Project Teams Industry Practitioners Earlier interoperability-related SE studies Activities: Encapsulation of Team knowledge Review of existing and ongoing SE interoperability research Semi-Structured Interviews with MoD stakeholders Milestones and Deliverables Scoping Study Report Presentation – Emerging Findings of Current Needs, Issues and Enablers Slide13:  Task 2 – Future Need and Priorities (HVR) Requirements: Investigate the issues arising from Task 1. In conjunction with MoD plans and policies, identify the interfaces where interoperability is regarded as key. Examine the infrastructure requirements and enablers necessary to meet this interoperability demand and prioritise these elements of interoperability in order of importance Activities: Participating In Semi-Structured Interviews from Task 1 Milestones and Deliverables: Presentation: Emerging Findings of Future Needs, Issues & Priorities Task Final Report including: Statement of Stakeholder Interoperability Issues and Priorities Candidate Enablers Slide14:  Task 3 – Guidance and Enablers (QinetiQ) Requirements: Analyse the results of Task 1 and Task 2 and from this analysis develop guidelines, including recommending enablers, to allow the MoD to adopt a coherent approach to acquisition and facilitate the re-use of SE components and expertise Activities: Reviewing Output From Task1 and Task2 Milestones and Deliverables: Initial Guidance Structure Presentation: Emerging Findings of Recommended Enablers & Costs Draft Guidance Available Refined Guidance Available Slide15:  Task 4 – Validation (Thales) Requirements: Validate the guidance produced in Task 3. This will be achieved by formal means such as experimentation or trials as well as previously generated evidence. Activities: No activities started yet Milestones and Deliverables: Draft Test-Bed Architecture Information Available Draft Test-Bed Experimentation Design Information Available Test-Bed Experimentation Design Information Available Test-Bed Architecture Information Available Test-Bed Experimentation Report Available Some Findings(1):  Some Findings(1) Interoperability can be categorised into three distinct types: Organisational the need for effective information exchange, openness and interdependence between SE practitioners Semantic the success with which organisations achieve a common understanding of the standards, terminology, processes and concepts that are associated with the construction of an SE Technical the technical frameworks, standards and methods employed to enable SEs models to interoperate successfully Some Findings(2):  Some Findings(2) Analysis of Task 1 data has enabled the team to identify 10 interoperability themes: SE Management SE Processes and Supporting Infrastructures SE Models and Toolsets Policy Architectures Standards Training and Skills Supply Chain Security and IPR Leverage of Commercial Games Technology Each theme has a set of issues and needs for further consideration Slide18:  Summary SE Towers is successful at bringing industry, MoD and academia together to identify common research needs SIRE has defined the process and route through which other SIGs will be placed under contract SIRE is an excellent example of collaborative working It’s early days – but the SIRE team is: identifying interoperability issues identifying enablers The Simulation Interoperability Requirements & Enablers (SIRE) Research Project:  The Simulation Interoperability Requirements & Enablers (SIRE) Research Project Steve Frank SIRE Programme Manager Tel: (01438) 754271

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