OpenClovis to Provide Software for DARPA’s ACTUV Project

By Caroline Rees / 20 Mar 2013
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OpenClovis Solutions, Inc., the leader in High Availability (HA) Software, System Management Software and Tools, has signed a contract with SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation) to support the development of DARPA’s Program the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV).

The ACTUV program is intended to advance unmanned maritime system autonomy to enable independently deploying systems capable of missions spanning thousands of kilometers of range and months of endurance under a sparse remote supervisory control model. This includes autonomous compliance with maritime laws and conventions for safe navigation, autonomous system management for operational reliability, and autonomous interactions with an intelligent adversary.

“SAIC is pleased to work with OpenClovis in the development of our ACTUV system,” said Mr. Robert McCummins, Engineering Manager, at SAIC. “As maritime systems continue to become more complex and demanding, it is critical that innovative solutions such as SAFPlus is used to achieve cost-effectiveness without compromising the quality of the program.”

OpenClovis’ SAFPlus, in conjunction with SAIC’s ACTUV project, aims to accomplish this very task. SAFPlus is the only HA solution on the market that supports the Real-time Operating System and Linux hybrid platform, which allows for real-time embedded performance on top of a stable Linux platform. The company is also the only provider on the market that provides a suite of application design and development tools, and is renowned for its best-in-class technical support and overall expertise.

“We are thrilled to have this opportunity,” said V.K. Budhraja, CEO, OpenClovis. “The project looks to expand the horizons of what can be achieved in unmanned systems, and we believe that the technology being developed will yield enormous benefits for the future. Our ability to provide robust, adaptable, and reliable software with great follow-through on the technical support end has paid great dividends for customers in the past, and we are confident that our work with SAIC will achieve similar success.”

The OpenClovis SAFPlus Platform consists of an extensive set of management software modules running on a distributed, model-driven core infrastructure, and is aligned with the Service Availability Forum (SA Forum) Application Interface Specifications for High Availability. Modules may be selected to best match the application and platform requirements. OpenClovis SAFPlus can be distributed across blades, shelves, and even racks, creating a seamless high availability platform and system management environment across heterogeneous network element building blocks.

The OpenClovis SAFPlus is suitable for a wide range of applications: manned/unmanned systems such as ACTUV and the GCV (General Combat Vehicle), wireline/wireless network elements such as found in LTE and other network elements and, distributed servers as used in gaming and cloud computing.

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact
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