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In the context of this programme, ‘Plug and Play’ is a phrase used to describe the capabilities of an advanced mission system that allows the rapid replacement or addition of new functions or peripheral connections with minimal changes required to the existing systems.
This work package will focus on the concepts and technologies that support such Plug and Play capabilities, principally applied to sensors and weapons. The realisation of this capability will require the system to discover added hardware and manage the system resources.
In addition to an assessment of the various Plug and Play strategies being developed, this work package will establish a set of related experiment goals to be assessed by the integration activities under work package 7. A number of theoretical case studies identified relating to plug and play capabilities will also be completed over the duration of the programme.