Enabling Shipbuilding Interoperability (ISE-6) (2007-379)
- Integrated Shipbuilding Environment Consortium
- General Dynamics Electric Boat
- Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding
- Atlantec-Enterprise Solutions
- Industrial Planning Technology
- Knowledge Systems Solutiions
- ShipConstructor Software USA
- Naval Surface Warfare Center-Carderock Division
- Product Data Services
January 2007 - June 2009
NSRP ASE Investment: $1.78M
Industry Investment: $1.96M
Prototype and evaluate the use of international standards and the ISE architecture to support ship’s life cycle support and post-delivery operations. The task prototyped and demonstrated that life cycle support information can be shared among different applications – using the ISE XML neutral formats.
The Integrated Shipbuilding Environment Consortium is led by U.S. shipbuilders and includes commercial software vendors, information technologists, and academics. This consortium has been together since 1999 and has developed much of the infrastructure and architecture necessary for shipbuilding information interoperability. The prior ISE projects designed and implemented the architecture and infrastructure for web-based, standards-based sharing of shipbuilding product information. In particular, ISE-2 proved the concept for information interoperability for structural, piping, and parts data. ISE-3 continued this progress by developing interoperability prototypes for HVAC and Common Parts Catalog interfaces. ISE-4 and ISE-5 expanded these interoperability tools to cover interfaces for ship arrangements, engineering analysis, steel processing, and electro-technical product data.
This new project (ISE-6) leveraged previous work by deploying information technology systems that meet the shipbuilder’s interoperability requirements in the areas of life cycle support and post-delivery operations. The ISE team identified and documented the use cases and scenarios that apply to post-delivery support and operations, both on shore and on ship. Information requirements were derived from the use cases and will be documented in XML form in accordance with the ISE methodology. The task prototyped the ability to manage the identified information elements and demonstrated that life cycle support information can be shared among applications – using the ISE XML neutral formats.
The prototypes will demonstrate a web-based integration architecture that can be applied to systems onboard the ship, as well as shore-based repair and maintenance systems. In particular, the ISE Team reviewed AP239 for Product Life Cycle Support and emphasized implementation in areas that apply to hull effectivity, change management, configuration control, in-service support requirements, and other disciplines identified as necessary in the specification developed under the Navy Product Data Initiative. This architecture and consequent prototypes are based upon the international standard for Product Life Cycle Support (PLCS) data (ISO10303-239) and on the S1000D standard for XML-based technical documentation.
Final Report – Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Point of Contact:
Dr. Burt Gischner, Electric Boat