In 2009, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) wanted to solve the problem of interoperability with Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) – at the time, there was no common plug-n-play, open framework for these types of devices. The DIA went to UDRI, and the UDRI software group was the team that created one of the first plug-n-play open frameworks with the Open Standard for Unattended Sensors (OSUS). The Army Research Labs (ARL) tested OSUS at various events, such as Trident Spectre (first event was 2012). UDRI’s software group was the team that integrated all the various vendors’ sensor/systems to send data to the Trident Spectre TOC. After years of field success, the US Army reclassified the technology, allowing it to be used by the public. This has led it to become the standard for various US agencies and various FVEYs unattended sensor communities, such as The Technical Cooperation Program’s (TTCP) Contested Urban Environment Strategic Challenge (CUE17, 18, 19, and 20 for short). OSUS was the only middleware layer for all of the CUE events, and the UDRI software team was selected to integrate all the various worldwide sensors/systems using OSUS. OSUS was also shown that it could be used as a virtual bridge between classified and non-classified networks at CUE19. The UDRI software team continues to maintain both the standard and the reference architecture for OSUS.
OSUS User Guide: https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/pdfs/AD1047117.pdf
OSUS Reference Implementation (Distribution A): https://github.com/ssg-udri/OSUS-R