The U.S. Navy has awarded Charles River Analytics a $140,000 contract to develop a platform-agnostic framework designed to support the service branch's management of disparate systems and sensor networks.
Charles River said Monday the Core Combat Architecture will serve as a baseline for platforms meant to handle the real-time management of combat systems, weapons and sensors supporting the Navy's vessels.
The Navy intends to use a COCOA-based “system of systems“ that will leverage artificial intelligence as well as sensor fusion and processing elements to coordinate ship communications and data including key information for system health management.
The distributed framework's application program interface will also enable developers to access data transmission services for ships to support operations like autonomous decision-making, process scheduling and software monitoring, according to Charles River.
In January, the U.S. Army allocated $1 million for Charles River to develop its Autonomous Ruggedized Combat Casualty Care ““ Intervention algorithm to support medical treatment operations on the battlefield