Paper: Enabling Situational Awareness and Network Centric Operations for Systems utilizing FACE™ Open Systems Architectures, AHS, 2013, TES-SAVi

This paper presents an industry-unique approach to facilitate Network Centric Operations (NCO) and enhance Situational Awareness (SA) for rotorcraft platforms. Flight risks and mishaps including controlled flight into terrain under degraded visual environments can be reduced as a direct result of providing pilots with an enhanced view of the battlespace.

A toolset is described which fuses Modeling and Simulation (M&S), modular open architectures, and sensors integration techniques into a single package to enable rapid design, development, testing, and deployment of new interoperable SA enabling systems. This industry-unique approach is targeted to support the US Army’s Joint Common Architecture (JCA) program and is aligned to the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) technical reference architecture.