The SAE Aerospace Information Report AIR5315 - Generic Open Architecture (GOA) defines "a framework to identify interface classes for applying open systems to the design of a specific hardware/software system." [sae] JAUS Service (Interface) Definition Language defines an XML schema for the interface definition of services at the Class 4L, or Application Layer, and Class 3L, or System Services Layer, of the Generic Open Architecture stack (See Figure 1 below). The specification of JAUS services shall be defined according to the JAUS Service (Interface) Definition Language document.
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This document defines a formal specification language for specifying services in the unmanned systems domain. The language is machine readable and provides precise syntax and semantics. The precise syntax and semantics eliminates the potential for misinterpretation of service specifications, and allows for the development of tools that can be used to automate various aspects of the development of an unmanned system.