This was the second project of the System Architecture Virtual Integration (SAVI) AVSI Program effort.
The project is a proof-of-concept demonstration of the viability of the approach proposed for the multi-year SAVI program. To progress in the development of the SAVI product set, this SAVI Proof-Of-Concept project was established with the following goals:
- Determine a realistic return on investment (ROI) for the SAVI concepts, including formalized virtual integration of avionics system components and the satisfaction of requirements prior to contracting for components, subsystems, and the actual integration process.
- Establish the feasibility of cost and time reductions for development, integration, certification, and maintenance while realizing increased performance, safety, and security.
- Document the main differences between a conventional acquisition process and the projected SAVI acquisition process and identify the potential benefits that accrue with the SAVI acquisition process.
- Demonstrate the feasibility and scalability of the multi-aspect model repository and model bus concepts central to the SAVI program.
- Develop an SAVI roadmap to Identify candidate proof-of-concept tasks to establish parallel or follow-on AFE’s (tasks) to limit risks, extend proof-of-concept demonstrations, gain knowledge, and establish SAVI technical management and progress in a cost-effective manner.
- Establish the full SAVI Program management high level plans and proposals in the SAVI Roadmap by identifying lower-risk development tasks for proven SAVI products and methods to take advantage of the results of the SAVI Proof-of-Concept results and develop usable, real world, SAVI products.
- Establish, maintain and manage the SAVI program/project roadmaps for the cost-effective, risk-sensitive development of selected SAVI products that accrue significant ROI and/or provide significant enabling capabilities for the continued development of the SAVI product set.
Project participants used a spiral management process to reduce the cost of development, focus risk management attention on development of new untried techniques. Participants targeted high ROI functions and enabling capabilities to justify the progressive SAVI implementation.