TITLE: Compiler Monitor
System (CMS-2Y) Software Language Operation in X86 Linux Computing
Battlespace, Electronics, Sensors
ACQUISITION PROGRAM: Program
Executive Office Integrated Warfare System (PEO IWS) 1.0 – AEGIS Combat System
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OBJECTIVE: Develop a method
for executing legacy Compiler Monitor System (CMS-2Y) tactical code on an X86
computer running the Linux operating system to validate critical software
updates in the AEGIS Test Bed (ATB).
DESCRIPTION: CMS-2Y computer
software language for tactical operations was developed for Fleet Computer
Programming Center - Pacific (FCPCPAC) to support Naval Tactical Data Systems
(NTDS) operations. The language continued to be developed, eventually
supporting a number of combat system computers including the AN/UYK-43 which
became the standard 32-bit computer of the United States Navy for surface ship
and submarine platforms. AEGIS platforms have AN/UYK-43 units that are
currently in service. The UYK-43 is being replaced by the AN/UYQ-70 and
commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) systems on the majority of AEGIS Combat System
platforms, with the exception of AEGIS Baselines (BL) 3.6, 5.3, and 5.4.
CMS-2Y is currently run on AEGIS BL3.6, BL5.3, and BL5.4. The current ATB
resides on an X86 computer system that utilizes Linux operating systems. The
ATB is a simulation environment that contains representative functions for the
AEGIS Combat System (ACS) such as sensors, radars, digital data links, and
weapons systems which comprise the ACS. CMS-2Y software language code is not
compatible with the X86 COTS hardware and the Linux operating system which
hosts the ATB. This incompatibility prevents these legacy baselines from being
thoroughly tested in the current ATB environment. CMS-2Y tactical software
code needs to run in the ATB hosted environment on an X86 computer system
running the Linux operating system to ensure that the ships running CMS-2Y
software are accurately and thoroughly tested. A method is required to
translate CMS-2Y tactical code to support its evaluation on the ATB.
The solution will develop emulation, virtualization, and/or compilation using
open-source code to facilitate testing critical updates of AEGIS ships
operating with CMS-2Y tactical code. The translator must execute the 32-bit
CMS-2Y tactical code on COTS X86 computer system running the Linux operating
system in the ATB environment. The translated CMS-2Y code must process data at
variable speeds (real-time, faster than real-time, and slower than real-time)
to support various test requirements and scenarios in the ATB. Translation
results will be compared to Navy land-based test facility operational data to
verify and validate emulator functionality.
The Phase II effort will likely require secure access, and NAVSEA will process
the DD254 to support the contractor for personnel and facility certification
for secure access. The Phase I effort will not require access to classified
information. If need be, data of the same level of complexity as secured data
will be provided to support Phase I work.
Work produced in Phase II may become classified. Note: The prospective
contractor(s) must be U.S. Owned and Operated with no Foreign Influence as
defined by DOD 5220.22-M, National Industrial Security Program Operating
Manual, unless acceptable mitigating procedures can and have been implemented
and approved by the Defense Security Service (DSS). The selected contractor
and/or subcontractor must be able to acquire and maintain a secret level
facility and Personnel Security Clearances, in order to perform on advanced
phases of this contract as set forth by DSS and NAVSEA in order to gain access
to classified information pertaining to the national defense of the United
States and its allies; this will be an inherent requirement. The selected
company will be required to safeguard classified material IAW DoD 5220.22-M
during the advance phases of this contract.
PHASE I: Develop a concept
for a translator to execute CMS-2Y legacy tactical code to run on an X86 using
the Linux operating system environment as identified in the Description section
of this document. Also develop a preliminary Plan of Action and Milestones
(POA&M) to design, develop, test and integrate the proposed emulator into
the AEGIS Test Bed. Prove the concept is feasible through comparison to Navy
land-based test facility operational data to verify functionality. The
Government will provide the facility for the comparison. The Phase I Option, if
awarded, will include the initial design specifications and capabilities
description to build a prototype in Phase II. Develop a Phase II plan.
PHASE II: Based upon the
results of Phase I and the Phase II Statement of Work (SOW), develop and
deliver a prototype software application. Implement the software into the ATB,
which represents the combat system test environment. The prototype must be
capable of demonstrating the ability to thoroughly exercise CMS-2Y-based AEGIS
BL in the ATB environment. The demonstration will take place in a
Government-provided facility. The company will provide software design
documentation, test plans, and procedures to document and demonstrate the
product meets the attributes described in the Description section of this
document. Prepare a Phase III development plan to transition the technology for
Navy use and Program of Record.
It is probable that the work under this effort will be classified under Phase
II (see Description section for details).
PHASE III DUAL USE
APPLICATIONS: Support PEO IWS 1.0 in system integration of the developed
software application from Phase II. This will be accomplished by incorporation
of the software into the ATB. This will consist of integrating into a BL
definition, incorporation of the BL existing and new threat capabilities,
validation testing, and combat system certification.
This development can be used in many of the operating systems for computers. A
development that can translate code from one computer to another will be
invaluable in the industry for companies that have varying and different
computer systems. It would make using the different systems unique in that they
can port code from one system to another and not have to worry about which
computer or operating system it was developed on.
1. “Reference Manual for AN
UKY-7 and AN UYK-43 Computers.” Archive.org. October 1986. 29 March 2017. https://archive.org/details/bitsavers_univacmilimmersReferenceManualfortheANUYK7andANUYK_23389579
2. Iwamiya, R., Mumm, H.,
Ollerton, B., Riegle, B., and Colket, C. “CMS-2 to Ada Translator Evaluation
Final Report.” Handle.dtic.mil. Technical Document 2984 September 1997, NRAD
and SPAWAR. 30 March 2017. http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA331889
KEYWORDS: CMS-2Y Computer
Software Language for Tactical Operations; X86 COTS Hardware; Linux Operating
System in the ATB; CMS-2Y Tactical Code; Emulation, Virtualization, and
Compilation Using Open Source Code; Critical Updates of AEGIS
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