MODAF Meta-Model Support for StV-6:
The MODAF Meta-Model defines a UML profile for exchanging information between MODAF tools using the XMI file format. For StV-6, the appropriate section of meta-model needed to exchange that view’s information is shown in Figure 2. It should be noted that the classes shown for one view may be used in several other views.
The classes defined in the MODAF Meta-Model specify the allowable UML stereotypes that may be exchanged in an XMI file. As it is a meta-model, all relationships that feature in the view are also modelled as classes. Rather than define a class for every conceivable item that could appear in a view, the meta-model defines generic classes and allows references to the MODAF Taxonomy. For example, the MOD would be represented in XMI as an Organization stereotype, with a tagged value referring to the element in the taxonomy which says “Ministry of Defence”.
Replaced/Superseded by document(s)
The purpose of this paper is to describe the initial content and layout of the StV-6 view in a way which would allow peer review from stakeholders. With the exception of this section, the rest of the paper follows the layout of the DODAF volume II document. The intention is that this format will be retained and used in the final MODAF documentation, currently scheduled to be published July 2005.
The MOD Architectural Framework (MODAF) is being developed with the intention of providing a rigorous way to specify capabilities / systems, provides a common language to describe system designs and is a key enabler to NEC1. MODAF will support the entire system lifecycle, to varying degrees, including: concepts and doctrine, capability management, acquisition, operations and sustainment. MODAF not only supports the documentation of project / system architectures but also the generation of broader capability portfolio / programme / system of systems architectures.