IJIMT 2015 Vol.6(4): 244-251 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2015.V6.610

Software Architecture for Rapid Development of HLA-Integrated Simulations for Critical Infrastructure Elements under Natural Disasters

G. Kirov, P. Zlateva, and D. Velev
Abstract— The paper proposes a software architecture for rapid development of high-level architecture (HLA)-integrated simulations for critical infrastructure elements under natural disasters. It considers the main issues involved in a simulation of complex interdependent systems, which are a part of the critical infrastructure (CI). It investigated an implementation of the object-oriented (OO) concepts into a High-Level Architecture (HLA)-networked simulation, thus addressing sustainability of the HLA methodology into the future. The paper aims at developing an object-oriented layer (OOL) providing a high-level mechanism for HLA data exchange through local objects. It exploits the technical advantages provided by layering, object-oriented programming, strict HLA object interface specification, and data-centric execution while presenting an application for simulation of CI. The proposed architecture can be used as a research platform, in which new models of CI elements and interdependencies under natural disasters can be evaluated.

Index Terms— HLA/RTI, object-oriented programming, critical infrastructure, crisis management, natural disasters.

G. Kirov and P. Zlateva are with the ISER, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia 1113, Bl. 2, Bulgaria (e-mail: g_tk@abv.bg, plamzlateva@abv.bg) D. Velev is with the University of National and World Economy, Sofia 1700, Bulgaria (e-mail: dgvelev@unwe.bg).

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Cite: G. Kirov, P. Zlateva, and D. Velev, " Software Architecture for Rapid Development of HLA-Integrated Simulations for Critical Infrastructure Elements under Natural Disasters," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 244-251, 2015.

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