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Logistics FOM Module in Snow Leopard: Recommendations by MSG-068 NATO Education and Training Network Task Group

ABSTRACT: NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) program Snow Leopard is supported by NATO Research & Technology Organization (RTO) Task Group MSG-068 Education and Training Network (NETN) in developing a reference federation architecture and FOM design for the NATO Training Federation (NTF) and NATO Live-VirtualConstructive Federation (NLVC). As part of the MSG-068 task group common representation of- and patterns for logistics operations between different NATO and national simulation systems have been developed. A new service oriented design pattern for negotiating and delivering services is proposed as the basis for more advances logistics
interaction patterns between federates. The FOM modules are extensions to the RPR-FOM v2.0 and based on the IEEE 1516-2009 modular FOM concepts. Logistics patterns for Supply, Maintenance, Deposit and Transport based on a general Service Consumer-Provider Pattern are described in this paper and an embarkment/disembarkment example of
using the services is provided. This paper presents the logistics section of the first version of the NETN Reference FOM and Federation Agreements. Continued experiments, development and adaptation of systems to the patterns described in this paper will provide additional feedback and validation of the proposed Snow Leopard reference architecture.

Authors: Björn Löfstrand, Rachid Khayari, Konradin Keller, Klaus Greiwe, Peter Meyer, Torbjörn Hultén, Andy Bowers, Jean-Pierre Faye
Publication: Proceedings of 2009 Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop,09F-SIW-076, Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization,September 2009.

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