Wave SOS: Wave for Systems of Systems
Navy SBIR FY2008.2

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2008.2
Topic No.: N08-183
Topic Title: Wave SOS: Wave for Systems of Systems
Proposal No.: N082-183-0420
Firm: Modus Operandi, Inc.
122 Fourth Avenue
Indialantic, Florida 32903
Contact: Richard Hull
Phone: (321) 984-3370
Web Site: http://www.modusoperandi.com
Abstract: To counter advanced threats, the Navy is designing and retrofitting submarines with improved sensors, weapons, and communications systems. Such advancements place stress on submarine system designers and maintainers because of the increase in ber system complexity. Modus Operandi proposes an innovative semantic service-oriented framework to represent and integrate the design artifacts of a combat SOSA (System of Systems Architecture). With the Wave-SOS (Wave System of Systems) technology, the Navy can greatly increase the understanding of SOS architectures and their components, reducing total life cycle costs and improving understanding and collaboration.
Benefits: Anticipated benefits of this project include: development of a SOS arrchitecture ontology for communication across the technology stack and organizational boundaries; increased understanding of inherent relationships among different components within the architecture; better management of software specification, architecture, design, implementation, and maintenance artifacts; compatible with existing NAVSEA submarine design and engineering processes; comprehensive view of the architectural layers and their associated components; and improves agility and scalability of current infrastructures Other commercial applications are possible with any DoD, government or industrial organization developing and maintaining artifacts about large systems of systems.