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Architecture of Common Information space

The architecture of the common information space shall show how the development taxonomy can be used within real crisis management systems (considering of organisations, procedures and technical tools) in order to enhance the collaboration within and effectiveness of crisis management. The desribtion of the architecture will be based on UML, as far as applicable.

The result shall fulfil the following criteria:

  • The architecture shall be focused on user-needs - In addition to the results of WP2 and WP3, recent FP7 projects showing gaps and user needs (i.e. ACRIMAS, CRYSIS) shall be considered.
  • The architecture shall be robust - The concept shall allow a basic connection of legacy systems as easily as possible and - at the same time - respect and maintain existing procedures. SOA, loose coupling and basic central interoperability services are some key-words to achieve this goal.
  • The architecture shall be ambiguous - The concept shall fully exploit the expected advantage of a comprehensive taxonomy.
  • The architecture shall be comprehensive - All relevant layers of interoperability shall be considered (protool & network interoperability, informational interoperability, operational interoperability).
  • The architecture shall be based on standards and shall contribute to standards: Standards on syntactic interoperability, such as EDXL-CAP, EDXL-SITREP, EDXL-RM, OGC standards for geo-data (KML, WMS, WFS of GeoRSS), OGC standards for sensor data (SWE), standards design patterns like SOA and loose coupling.

Mobile Data Gateway MDG (Airbus DS)

  • will provide access to the TETRA vehicle and person locations and statuses
  • a solution for high-availability has been developed: local redundancy and geo-redundancy
  • enables data exchange between control room application and terminals across the following types of fixed radio networks: TETRA/ TETRAPOL, P25, GPRS/3G/4G.
  • is a suite of computer software applications that provide data communication and supporting services between mobile resources and control room applications:
    • Mobile resources can include TETRA and TETRAPOL terminals, GPS Multi-bearer devices …
    • An example of a control room application is the Airbus DS OM100