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Open Source Unmanned Remote & Autonomous Vehicle Systems

OS-URAVS

Harnessing the Power of Open Source Technologies for Government URAVS

Benefit Analysis and Technology Transfer of Open Source Software Technologies for Unmanned Remote & Autonomous Vehicle Systems OS-URAVS.org

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OS-URAVS: more than aircraft â—?

Govt uses UAVs for military, border surveillance, environmental monitoring, scientific research, disaster recovery, law enforcement, etc...

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URAV SYSTEMS - Each platform shares common technical elements such as command, control and communications, ground control stations, sensors and payloads.

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GAO-13-651 DOD Efforts to Adopt Open  Systems for Its Unmanned Aircraft  Systems Have Progressed Slowly

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GAO Report to the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land  Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of  Representatives – July 2013

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-651 Benefit Analysis and Technology Transfer of Open Source Software Technologies for Unmanned Remote & Autonomous Vehicle Systems OS-URAVS.org

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GAO Analysis ● OS-URAVS

GAO Report

http://gao.gov/products/GAO-13-651 - July 31, 2013

DOD Efforts to Adopt Open Systems for its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Have Progressed Slowly –

FY 2014, DoD requested $11 Billion to modify existing (UAV weapon) systems – more than 10% of total procurement budget

An open systems approach...allows components to be replaced easily.

...open systems offers significant repair, upgrade and competition benefits that could translate to millions of dollars in savings...

Until DOD ensures that the services are incorporating open systems...it will continue to miss opportunities to increase the affordability of its acquisition programs. Benefit Analysis and Technology Transfer of Open Source Software Technologies for Unmanned Remote & Autonomous Vehicle Systems OS-URAVS.org

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GAO Recommendations

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Existing Policies are Adequate

More Open – Use what you've got –

Require Open Systems Metrics –

Improve implementation of open systems approach for UAV and other weapon acquisition programs; higher visibility of implementation and PO/PM expertise In system engineering plans, track progress, reports

Identify Gaps – Learn from Others –

Assess service-level and program office capabilities, develop short / long-term strategies to address gaps.

Study what Navy (NAVAIR) has done Benefit Analysis and Technology Transfer of Open Source Software Technologies for Unmanned Remote & Autonomous Vehicle Systems OS-URAVS.org

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Different types of “Open” Open Source Software · Open Standards · Open System Architecture OS-URAVS

Open Source Software – Copyright license terminology. End user granted specific rights to access, review, modify, distribute software without seeking permission from the copyright holder or paying license fees. Open Standards – A general, descriptive term referring to publicly available standard for design. (Modular) Open Systems Architecture (OSA) - OSA is a DODcentric business and technical strategy for developing or modernizing (technology / weapons) systems that relies on modular design of components and utilizes open standards and specifications. http://www.acq.osd.mil/se/initiatives/init_osa.html Benefit Analysis and Technology Transfer of Open Source Software Technologies for Unmanned Remote & Autonomous Vehicle Systems OS-URAVS.org

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Open Source Software ●

License Agreement –

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Legally grants user the right to: ●

Obtain/access/view source code

Study/modify/customize to meet user needs

Distribute/share/re-use without license fees

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OS-URAVS Program 1)Discovery of open source technologies, methods and practices within existing URAVS environments; OS-URAVS

2)Evaluation and Analysis of data collected through Discovery to be conducted by OS-URAVS program partners; 3)Outreach to External Resources consisting of open source software development communities engaged in private URAVS development activities; 4)Recommendations and Opportunities (Lessons Learned) reports published and provided to government, commercial and development community entities.

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Time Line

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OS-URAVS Project Workflow

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Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center Unmanned Flight Center Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center ● Unmanned Aircraft Regional Flight Center ● 252 Sq kilometers Restricted Airspace (RA) OS-URAVS

Additional Operational Sites and Ranges

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Contact

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COL William “Brad” Smith, Jr. Ph.D. US Army, Commander Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center william.b.smith200.mil@mail.mil (601) 558-2764

Dr. Dan Massey Program Manager Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate daniel.massey@hq.dhs.gov (202) 578-3957

John M. Weathersby Executive Director Open Source Software Institute jmw@oss-institute.org (601) 818-7161 Benefit Analysis and Technology Transfer of Open Source Software Technologies for Unmanned Remote & Autonomous Vehicle Systems OS-URAVS.org

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Osuravs overview briefing