AS5506/4 Architecture Analysis & Design Language (AADL) Annex F: AADL Annex for the FACETM Technical Standard Edition 3.0
This annex supports the modeling, analysis, and integration of FACE artifacts in AADL. It gives AADL style guidelines and an AADL property set to provide a common approach to using AADL to express architectures that include FACE components. Using common properties and component representations in AADL makes AADL models of FACE components portable and reusable and increases the utility of tools that operate on such AADL models.
Rationale: This annex provides guidelines for the integrated use of Architecture Analysis & Design Language (AADL) and Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Technical Standard data specifications and components. The FACE Technical Standard Edition 3.0 provides a data modeling specification for software components and their interconnections, but does not, for instance provide mechanisms for describing component behavior or timing properties. This document provides guidance for mapping a FACE Standard Edition 3.0 Data Architecture Extensible Markup Language (XML) Metadata Interchange (XMI) model into AADL so that models of FACE components can be integrated in a standard way into AADL specifications that support AADL analysis and code generation. For example, behavior and timing properties can be added to the resulting model and analyzed using AADL analysis tools.