Recommendations for RCAF system integration


  1. Labrie, M-A.
  2. Cinq-Mars, P.
  3. Tanguay, L.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Valcartier Research Centre, Quebec QC (CAN);LTI, Quebec Que (CAN)
Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is using various Command & Control (C2) systems to support their activities. These systems are developed to handle various tasks and are not necessarily built to exchange data with other systems. On the other hand, exploring the added value offered by combining capabilities of different systems may be convenient as it necessitates only creating bridges between these applications. This perspective is attractive, but careful thinking is necessary, since creating a bridge can sometimes cost more than simply adding the capability to a given system. This report was produced during the TA-5 task of the Open Architecture Analysis project (W7701-083652) realized in February and March 2015 for DRDC-Valcartier. The main objective of this task was to explore technological alternatives to address two of the main concerns of Combined Aerospace Operations Centre (CAOC) related to their business process; 1) give CAOC a synthesized view of planned missions as they are executed by Wings, and 2) offer CAOC one source of data for after-action review (AAR) when missions are completed. After an analysis of both tools (NAPPIC and FlightPro), different solutions are proposed; 1) Implement FlightPro at CAOC, 2) Web interface to FlightPro databases, 3) Create an ESB based bridge between FlightPro and NAPPIC and 4) Other Cots/Gots. Our recommendation is that solution 1 should be evaluated first as it is the simplest and probably cheapest solution. However, it may not an
C AOC;system integration;NAPPIC;FlightPro
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-C127 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Jun 2015
Number of Pages
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