Enabling Disruptive Technologies Through Open Standards

Technology is rapidly changing and innovating, with new products, frameworks and methodologies being developed for ever evolving markets. In order for defence to effectively leverage advancements, modelling and simulation solutions must be built with extensibility in mind.

As the future operating environment evolves, simulation systems will need to become richer throughout their lifespan by integrating advanced and disruptive technologies as they become available. This paper will present research on how the evolution of today’s simulation interoperability standards are going to support the introduction of future technologies.

We also explore how open interoperability standards development and adherence needs to be pushed further in order to maximise both the potential and return on investment of current and next generation simulation solutions-with the aim of creating a market of truly re-usable and effective simulation components.

We conclude that the route to achieving high impact simulation solutions for the increasing number of defence use cases in complex domains, at a realistic cost, is through developing richer open data models, better standards and collaboration through advanced systems of federated simulation components.

This paper was first presented at the NATO Symposium, October 2022.

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