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Model Level Integrated Simulation Architecture for Collaborative Development
Profile last edited on: 5/11/2022

Total Award Amount
Award Phase
Principal Investigator
Jeffrey S Steinman
Activity Indicator

Company Information

WarpIV Technologies Inc

5230 Carroll Canyon Road Suite 306
San Diego, CA 92121
   (858) 605-1646
Multiple Locations:   
Congressional District:   52
County:   San Diego

Phase I

Phase I year
Phase I Amount
The DoD M&S community has embraced the federation approach towards interoperability and reuse for nearly 30 years. Despite its broad community support, the federation approach has inherent problems concerning (a) achieving scalable run-time performance without sacrificing fidelity, (b) the high cost to design, develop, document, test, validate, integrate, and execute models, and (c) efficiently managing a flexible workforce. The Open Unified Technical Framework (OpenUTF) was jointly defined by organizations spanning the DoD, research labs, industry, academia, and the international community to address these issues within a common engine. The OpenUTF specifies three architectures (OpenMSA, OSAMS, and OpenCAF) that focus on scalable parallel and distributed M&S, model composability and constructs that lower the cost of model development, and cognitive thought triggering based on perception to oversee goals, tasks, and behaviors. The WarpIV Kernel is the open source reference implementation of the OpenUTF. WarpIV Technologies proposes to refactor its composable Missile Defense Engagement Model (MDEM), which operates in the WarpIV Kernel, to define collaborative interfaces that could be used by other model development organizations. By standardizing all interfaces for the full missile defense system, individual models in MDEM could be replaced with higher-fidelity models developed by other organizations. Approved for Public Release | 18-MDA-9817 (23 Oct 18)

Phase II

Phase II year
2020 (last award dollars: 2020)
Phase II Amount
Proposed work will build on previous effort where twenty three composable models that represent a full missile defense system, known as the Missile Defense Engagement Model (MDEM) package, were developed. The models in MDEM follow a strict discipline that no model is allowed to know anything about any other model; yet the models can still share data and mutually interact, which is necessary to support true model composability. Approved for Public Release | 19-MDA-10270 (18 Nov 19)