The Land Vehicle with Open System Architecture (LAVOSAR) dissemination workshop took place on 03 June 2014 at the EDA.
Thirty participants from 10 countries and 25 organizations (industry, research centers and government) attended and discussed the results of the LAVOSAR study funded by the EDA in the frame of CapTech Ground Systems.
The objectives of LAVOSAR study were to analyse standards and best practices, create a framework containing agreed definitions of context and terminology as a basis for more detailed studies, study and develop a functional and technical Mission System architecture, and study and develop a Business Case supporting an Open Architecture approach.
The topic generated substantial interest and is regarded as key for a comprehensive implementation of information technology in military vehicles resulting in drastic increase in performance and flexibility whilst, at the same time, achieving cost savings for procurement and especially for maintenance and logistics. One recommendation arising from the discussion was that the LAVOSAR current and future activities should support NATO General Vehicle Architecture (NGVA) standardization efforts and not to proceed to develop a separate standard.
At the workshop, the LAVOSAR team presented the results of the study. In summary:
- This study provides an architecture which covers overarching concepts and methods. The architecture consists of a number of views covering aspects of Military Land Vehicle Mission Systems. However, an additional layer is needed for the architecture to be directly applicable to target applications.
- A modular approach could then be taken with additional, replacement or upgraded sub-systems. Logistics are simplified – including exchange of spare subsystems.
- Qualitative advantages such as situational awareness, operational efficiency and effectiveness in a networked environment are the most important drivers for this approach.
- Qualitative advantages are achieved without significant cost increase
- Overall cost savings were estimated at 10% to 25% of the Mission System cost
- Recommendations include development of Data Models; of Validation, Verification and Accreditation organization and procedures; and of a demonstrator for the App Store
The full results presented at the work shop are available below.
More Information LAVOSAR Industry Workshop Presentation