2004 IEEE Radar Conference

Innovative Radar Technologies - Expanding System Capabilities

 April 26-29, 2004 Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Tutorial 5.3
Open Architecture Radar Software

Mr. Andrew J. Winkler - Lockheed Martin, MS2, Mr. Ray Simons - Computer Sciences Corporation

Thu, 29 April 2004, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM


This tutorial will provide the radar systems engineer and/or system architect with an introduction to what should be expected from software that is produced for open systems. Benefits of open software in terms of cost, schedule, and quality will be presented from a software developer?s point of view using lessons learned and examples generally falling within the category of real time command and control software. Amplification of the term ?open? when applied to software architecture and design will be presented in conjunction with a discussion of Navy guidelines for developing software for open systems. The discussion of open attributes for software will rely heavily on specific examples from recent IR&D projects in the area of radar control software for sea based phased array radars. The tutorial will also include, as applicable, discussions of some of the software support tools and development processes that have either been used successfully or appear to have merit. As a result of this session the systems developer should have a better understanding of both the benefits and pitfalls of open systems software development.


Mr. Andrew J. Winkler - Lockheed Martin, MS2

Andrew Winkler works for Lockheed-Martin Corporation. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Physics from the University of Vermont. He has over 8 years experience in systems, software and manufacturing engineering. Andrew is a member of INCOSE.

Mr. Ray Simons - Computer Sciences Corporation

Ray Simons is a CSC business unit chief scientist located in Moorestown, NJ. He received a masters degree in theoretical physics from the University of Virginia in 1971. Since 1982 he has worked in numerous areas of Aegis software development. His software engineering experience with shipboard systems spans radar control, weapons control, and command and control applications with heavy emphasis on radar control. He has contributed extensively to multiple areas associated with the application of advanced microprocessor technology to Aegis and related tactical systems. Those contributions span architecture definition (equipment and computer programs); software development and production; and analysis. He is currently the software architect for the SPY radar control program targeted for both Aegis Baseline 7 Phase 1C and later Open Architecture baselines.

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