Case Study about Prototyping a Mega-BOM with SRML for Next-Generation Combat Support
Abstract: This paper highlights the results from building a prototype federation by composing simulation models with mixed XML schemas. We specifically look at how the composition of individual Base Object Models (BOMs) for defining a simulation can be used to form what is known as a Mega-BOM. And, in support of HLA, how a FOM was generated from the Mega-BOM. This case study investigates a combination of meta-data, including behavioral markup in the Simulation Reference Markup Language (SRML), relational markup for data-rich simulation, searchability markup for the semantic web, HLA markup for OMT compatibility, and BOM-specific markup.
Introduction: Composabilty, which is the ability to quickly and efficiently assemble interoperable simulations and simulation spaces, has been a concept of growing interest within the simulation community. This idea of composability is dependent upon a component-based mechanism that facilitates rapid development (a RAD approach) of simulations and simulation enterprises. One of the promising technologies being anticipated to provide a component-based mechanism for composability is the Base Object Model (BOM) concept. BOMs are intended to provide a “distinct way to represent individual simulation interaction patterns and components that can be used to build or modify a federation or interoperable environment.”
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