To complement the System Execution Modelling (SEM) and Model Driven Development (MDD) research, the construction of a representative implementation of a combat management system will be initiated. Known as the reference Combat Management System, or refCMS, this will be developed in order to demonstrate how modern software engineering principles can be utilised to create and manage a software product line (SPL) for distributed combat management systems. Representative software components will be deployed on standards-compliant middleware, utilising MDD, SEM and SPL software development practices.
Research Contract: Review of Model Driven Software Engineering Practice: Reference Combat Management System Development. K. Falkner, DSTO Research Contract ($225,000) (2011-2012)