GE Aviation- Use of the FACE Technical Standards in SUMIT

GE Aviation created an executable simulation environment by integrating custom-developed Unit of Conformance (UoC) component models executing within a constructive simulation based on the Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) constructive scenario execution framework, FLAMES.

The application of Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Technical Standards, Edition 2.1 on GE Aviation’s recently completed demonstrations conducted under the U.S. Army Demonstration Program called Synergistic Unmanned Manned Intelligent Teaming (SUMIT).

GE Aviation integrated their Mission Operation Management System (MOMS), consisting of several components including a multi-UAS operator station and team autonomy manager. GE’s system was integrated into the U.S. Army’s Future Open Rotorcraft Cockpit Environment (FORCE), consisting of a Future Vertical Lift helicopter simulation, multiple simulated unmanned assets, a FACETM Portable Component Segment (PCS) UOC providing teaming data management, and a simulated battlespace. Major interfaces of the system were implemented as UoCs using FACE Transport Services Segment (TSS) communications. Novel elements included the integration of disparate TSS implementations using a paradigm translation strategy, extensive use of executable FACE UoC simulations for development, and the use of FACE platform data model views and TS interfaces in a Model/View/Controller Human Machine Interface (HMI) architecture.

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GE Aviation – Use of the FACE Technical Standards in SUMIT

Air Force FACE™ TIM Paper by:

Mark I. Snyder
Staff Engineer, GE Aviation

Brian T. Hall
Simulation Software Engineer, USfalcon

Dr. Thomas J. Alicia
Engineering Research Psychologist
U.S. Army Aviation Development Directorate