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A metamodel for the high level architecture object model

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2005
Çetinkaya, Deniz
The High Level Architecture (HLA), IEEE Std. 1516-2000, provides a general framework for distributed modeling and simulation applications, called federations. HLA focuses on interconnection of interacting simulations, called federates, with special emphasis on reusability and interoperability. An HLA object model, be it a simulation object model (SOM), a federation object model (FOM) or the management object model (MOM), describes the data exchanged during federation execution. This thesis introduces a metamodel for the HLA Object Model, fully accounting for IEEE Std. 1516.2. The metamodel is constructed with GME (Generic Modeling Environment), a meta-programmable tool for domain-specific modeling, developed at Vanderbilt University. GME generates a design environment for HLA object models having the HLA OM metamodel as input. This work can be regarded as a step for bringing model-integrated computing to bear on HLA-based distributed simulation.