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Accession Number ADA567615
Title Multilateral Interoperability Programme MIP Test Reference System.
Publication Date Nov 2009
Media Count 13p
Personal Author M. Gerz
Abstract Semantic interoperability of Command and Control Information Systems (C2ISs) is a vital prerequisite for efficient combined and joint operations. However, semantic interoperability does not come for free, especially in the military domain, in which each nation has built its own proprietary C2ISs for many years. Defining a common semantics for information exchange that is agreed upon by a large community of interest is an ambitious task. It is the merit of the Multilateral Interoperability Programme (MIP) to have specified an interoperability solution that is supported by no less than 27 nations and NATO. In this paper, we give an introduction to MIP and its approach to achieve semantic interoperability. In particular, we will highlight some of the features that will be available by the latest specifications, which will be released officially as MIP Baseline 3 in 2009. Next, we will present the MIP Test Reference System (MTRS). This test system provides a unique way to ensure conformance of national C2IS to the MIP specification. Finally, we will give a short outlook and highlight some of the interoperability challenges that should be addressed in the future.
Keywords C2is(Command and control information systems)
Command and control systems
Foreign reports
Information exchange
Mip(Multilateral interoperability programme)
Nato furnished
Test and evaluation

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 88B - Information Systems
45C - Common Carrier & Satellite
Corporate Author Fraunhofer Society, Wachtberg (Germany). Inst.for Communication Information Processing and Ergonomics.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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