Proposed Architecture for Data Sharing in the Networked Underwater Warfare Project

Projet d’Architecture pour le Partage des Données dans le Cadre du Projet Relatif à la Guerre Sous-Marine en Réseau

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Authors
  1. Isenor, A.W.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
This work discusses topics related to data sharing and understanding in a network-enabled environment. A critical component of a successful implementation of network-enabled operations (NEOps) will be the client’s ability to judge the importance of the received data as well as understand the content of the received data. In the NEOps environment, many clients will enter the network unaware of the available data assets. A discovery process is required for the client to first identify the available resources. Once identified, the client will require information on the structure used to deliver the data to the client. Then, the client will need information on the details of the data items present within the structure. This work proposes an architecture suitable for the discovery and understanding process. The architecture is based on a vocabulary, or dictionary of terms, and a definition of data structures. An example implementation is provided using extensible markup language. The Networked Underwater Warfare Technology Demonstration Project underway at DRDC Atlantic provides an implementation focus for the data sharing concepts presented in this work.

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Keywords
Networked underwater warfare;NUW;metadata;standards;XML;extensible markup language;data discovery;network enabled operations;NEOps;interoperability;vocabulary;data dictionary;system of systems
Report Number
DRDC-ATLANTIC-TM-2005-159 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Jan 2005
Number of Pages
78
DSTKIM No
CA027063
CANDIS No
525083
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF);CD ROM

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