Datalink Processing System - Research and Development - Naval to Air Force Replatforming
The IBM DLPS software is used to provide an intelligent interface system that enables a ship’s Command System to interface to Tactical Data Links for the exchange of information with other friendly units. The DLPS software integrates the ship's Command System data with the tactical networks of data links. IBM would like to expand and modernize the DLPS solution through the use of new technologies and improved software programming techniques. Our proposed research will develop a framework consisting of reverse engineering tools and methods to assist in the evolution of the DLPS software. IBM Canada sees potential benefits of this research work as improving maintainability, adaptability and contributing to a more robust architectural framework for DLPS and positioning the DLPS for renewed application within a new Force environment. An improved Canadian DLPS product increases commercialization opportunities for DLPS globally.