FUSED™ - Formal United System Engineering Development Language
FUSED is an extensible system representation meta-language for the design of complex systems. FUSED supports multi-model design processes by managing the flow of information from one tool to another, across geographic and organizational boundaries, providing semantic guarantees on the data exchanged as well as enforcing data consistency, such that out-dated information is not used for overall system analysis.
FUSED enables rapid generation of designs, eliminating re-work caused by design errors that are currently not detected until system integration. FUSED has been prototyped in the context of model-based design of a small, unmanned air vehicle. FUSED extends the results of an earlier, NASA-funded project called the System-Level Autonomy Trust Enabler (SLATE), which developed a patented model-integration framework for complex autonomous systems.