AWIPS is undergoing an extensive re-architecture and conversion to a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA). Raytheon will be converting the AWIPS infrastructure to an SOA over the next year, then migrating the current baseline software and functionality to the new architecture by FY2009. Deployment of the next generation of AWIPS is expected to be complete in FY2010.
This paper defines the path and activities necessary to establish a new architecture and convert almost 5M lines of code to the new infrastructure. This paper also describes some of the attendant benefits of the new architecture and approach.