In 2010, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) released the first version of their General Vehicle Architecture standard (Def Stan 23-009), more widely known as GVA. The GVA standard defined a set of requirements for the development of military vehicles based on a single cohesive and logically connected architecture. The motivation was to reduce risk and costs through the entire vehicle life cycle, while at the same time improving equipment capability through better integration and scalability.
Today, the UK MoD mandates the use of the GVA standard for all future land vehicle platforms and upgrade programmes. The GVA approach is currently also being followed by many other nations, as well by NATO through its NGVA programme.
The success of GVA is a fine example of the benefit of adopting open standards. And one of the most critical open standards specified in GVA is Data Distribution ServiceTM (DDS), which is used as the underlying software framework for vehicle development. In turn, the data model that underpins DDS is itself woven into the GVA solution through the Land Data Model, which the MoD defines and maintains.
In this webinar, we will review key aspects of the GVA and how it drives innovation, with a focus on the software architecture. Among other topics, we will cover:
- An overview of General Vehicle Architecture
- The structure of the underlying the data model (Land Data Model)
- How GVA uses DDS as the foundation of a standard-based solution
- The importance and benefits of data-centricity in the GVA approach