PEO GCS Industry Day - SAVE

12 August 2021, 1330-1530, directly following GVSETS

Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374

The Standardized A-Kit / Vehicle Envelope (SAVE) is being developed by PEO GCS to regularize the size, shape, and physical interfaces for mounting C5ISR systems in Army vehicles. The intent is to increase the speed and affordability of new technology integration. This session will begin with a brief presentation about the SAVE standard followed by open discussion, questions, and answers.

PEO GCS is seeking feedback from Industry and other vehicle and system stakeholders as the first draft of SAVE is finalized. Feedback will be accepted through September 30th prior to the first version being finalized and sent up to Army leadership for approval. The intended audience for this session is any government or industry partner intending to integrate a system into an Army vehicle or intending to develop vehicles or vehicle infrastructure over the next several decades.

SAVE describes the size, shape, weight, and power (SWaP) of a standard mounting location and set of physical interfaces (RF, data, power, etc.) for integration of Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems into Army ground vehicles. It is intended to provide long term predictability and stability for both vehicle and systems developers. SAVE was initially developed for radios such as the HMS MP, but also applies to computers and other systems such as the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) vehicle integration kit and its Tactical Cloud Package (TCP), the CMOSS Mounted Form Factor (CMFF) first instantiation of the C4ISR Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS), Electronic Warfare (EW) kits, etc.

SAVE is a subset of the overall PEO GCS Common Infrastructure Architecture (GCIA) - the over-arching framework for an in-vehicle network to facilitate the integration of radios, computers, networks, etc., into ground combat vehicles. GCIA prescribes a modular open systems approach (MOSA), using Vehicular Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability (VICTORY) and other open interface standards for data sharing, enabling CMOSS and other MOSA benefits. SAVE is one of the physical portions of system integration within GCIA. SAVE also applies to PEO CS&CSS and other platforms that have no dependency on GCIA.

SAVE is captured in an Interface Description Document (IDD). The SAVE IDD is a compromise between rigid Military Specifications and vague general descriptions. Going forward Vehicle and System PMs will incorporate some, or all, of the SAVE IDD language in their formal proposals and contracts as appropriate. Perfect compliance across all vehicles and PMs is not expected, and the SAVE IDD also discusses how variations should be handled. SAVE specifies only the outer envelope (maximum dimensions), allowing for a range of possible configurations within this envelope, including both individual and groups of systems. Significant flexibility is retained for innovation and competitive acquisition.

SAVE will allow significant reduction in cost and schedule for integration of new C5ISR system technology into ground platforms. Platforms will provide a standardized integration space and connections for C5ISR systems and C5ISR system PMs will acquire C5ISR systems which fit into this space (singly, or as clusters of systems) and use these connections either natively or via adapters (mounting trays, cables, etc.) enabling efficiency and rapid parallel acquisition on both sides.

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The SAVE IDD is posted at: (CAC req.)