View NAF:NSV-2 Systems Communication Description Subview
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See NAF Release History.
NATO Architecture Framework v3, CHAPTER 4, Section 4.7.2
The goal of Systems Communications Description is to provide a comprehensive specification of how systems are connected at a detailed infrastructural level, what interfaces each system exposes (ports), the hardware interfaces used, and the protocols that govern transmission of data across the interface.
NSV-2 enables acquisition specialists and system engineers to quickly plan and visualize how communications between systems are to be implemented. When NSV-2 is used as an analytical tool for existing systems, these subviews provide a detailed way to document the interfaces exposed by those systems.
Covered by NATO release conditions.
The NSV-2 subview is itself split into 4 further subviews:
- NSV-2a System Port Specification Subview
- NSV-2b System to System Port Connectivity Subview
- NSV-2c System Connectivity Clusters Subview
- NSV-2d Systems Communication Quality Requirements Subview
Key elements of the NSV-2 subview are:
Because the subviews are only described and it isn’t clear when a metamodel stereotype is being used it looks as though ‘node’ in the NSV-2 sense is a communications node rather than NAF::Node defined in the NATO Architecture Framework Metamodel (NMM). Confusing.
- DNDAF::SV-2 Systems Communications Description Subview
- DODAF::SV-2 Systems Resource Flow Description Model
- MODAF::SV-2a System Port Specification View, MODAF::SV-2b System Port Connectivity Description View and MODAF::SV-2c System Connectivity Clusters View
- TRAK::SVp-02 Solution Resource Interaction Viewpoint
- Section 4.7.2 (page 236 of pdf) of APPENDIX 1 TO ANNEX 1 TO AC/322-D(2007)0048. NATO Architecture Framework Version 3.