FACE for Developers

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FACE for Developers

Course Description

FACE (Future Airborne Capability Environment) is a reference architectural approach to MOSA (Modular Open Systems Approach) for the purpose of tackling modularity, portability, and interoperability The FACE for Developers course provides an overview of FACE and how to apply it to software.  You’ll learn about the FACE layers and how they interact with each other; how FACE can interact with other standards; the importance of FACE Conformance; how the conformance process works and things to consider when working with FACE software.  Software examples and case studies will allow developers to create basic FACE software. 

Course Content


  • Introduction to FACE 

  • FACE Layers  


  • FACE and other Standards 

  • Design Case Studies 


  • FACE Software Case Studies with source code 

Requirements & Materials


 Provided (student will receive) 

  • FACE Standard Documents 

Course Restrictions

This course is restricted to US citizens who are industrial and/or government employees and complete the Access Eligibility Form. Eligibility questions should be directed to 404-407-6661. Attendees must fax the Access Eligibility Form to 404-407-8691 or RShelp@gtri.gatech.edu

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for software developers and engineers that work with FACE software. 

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What You Will Learn

  • Identify FACE layers and what each layer does 
  • How FACE can work with other standards 
  • Tips and Tricks to implement FACE software 
  • The FACE Conformance Process 
  • FACE System design via a Case Study and software examples 
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How You Will Benefit

  • Understand how FACE is structured 
  • Know how FACE can relate to other standards 
  • Learn to apply FACE to software architectures 
  • What can and can’t be called FACE Conformant 
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