Test and Training Enabling Architecture (TENA) Software Development Activity (SDA)
Trideum has been supporting the Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program (CTEIP) sponsored Test and Training Enabling Architecture (TENA) Software Development Activity (SDA) since the inception of the project. As members of the original three member TENA architectural team, Trideum employees helped define the process of achieving efficient T&E LVC interoperability using TENA. This process is called the TENA Concept of Operations (TENA CONOPS) and has been proven effective in many small and large scale Joint LVC test events. The TENA CONOPS is a process that details the processes and procedures necessary to support detailed distributed event design.
TENA Object Models (OMs) are used to define the information and services that are shared between collaborating participants in a TENA environment. The TENA Standard Object Models provide a basic set of building blocks that have been found to be common across many Department of Defense (DoD) test and training ranges. The TENA Standard OMs are vetted through various TENA Community User Groups and have been approved by the TENA Architecture Management Team (AMT). Trideum personnel have extensive experience and expertise in OM design and are currently funded by the TENA project to support customers in OM design to meet the customers' requirements. We utilize Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) knowledge and tools in defining and coordinating TENA OMs. The TENA standard OMs also allow the development and use of common tools across the community thereby increasing the interoperability solutions while decreasing reducing the cost of interoperability.