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Net-Centric Adapter for Legacy Systems

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dc.contributor.author Thomas, Alan
dc.contributor.author Turner, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Soderlund, Scott
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-15T19:07:01Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-15T19:07:01Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/5594
dc.description.abstract The Net-Centric Adapter for Legacy Systems (NCALS) is a software technology that makes legacy system data and services available in near real-time to the Global Information Grid (GIG). The intent of NCALS is to lower the cost and risk, and to decrease the time required for legacy systems to comply with DoD net-centric technical standards. Many different systems could use a common, configurable NCALS software component to comply with these standards. The benefit to the warfighter is improved interoperability with joint and coalition forces. NCALS enables legacy systems to move to a Service- Oriented Architecture (SOA) compatible with the GIG without requiring a costly and risky re-architecture of their legacy software. In addition, NCALS enables mission critical systems such as weapon systems to segregate their real-time, mission critical software from enterprise integration software. This maintains the safety and security required by such systems, while accommodating rapid changes in Internet-based, enterprise technologies. This paper discusses the legacy system challenge and describe a technology prototype developed by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren to realize the NCALS concept. The prototype works automatically, behind the scenes, to expose legacy data to the GIG and to make GIG data available to legacy systems. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Ms. June Drake, Science & Technology Thrust Lead, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren en_US
dc.subject legacy system en_US
dc.subject software technology en_US
dc.subject service oriented architecture (SOA) en_US
dc.subject software engineering en_US
dc.subject system engineering en_US
dc.title Net-Centric Adapter for Legacy Systems en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US


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