Software Interface for Maintenance Information Collection and Analysis (SIMICA)

IEC 61636:2021 (E) is an implementation-independent specification for a software interface to information systems containing data pertinent to the diagnosis and maintenance of complex systems consisting of hardware, software, or any combination thereof. These interfaces support service definitions for creating application programming interfaces (API) for the access, exchange, and analysis of historical diagnostic and maintenance information. This standard is published as a double logo IEC-IEEE standard.

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IEC 61636
Edition 2.0 2021-06
IEEE Std 1636
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
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Software Interface for Maintenance Information Collection and Analysis
(SIMICA)
IEC 61636:2021-06(en) IEEE Std 1636-2018
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IEC 61636
Edition 2.0 2021-06
IEEE Std 1636™
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
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Software Interface for Maintenance Information Collection and Analysis
(SIMICA)
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IEC 61636:2021
IEEE Std 1636™-2018 – i –
Contents

1. Overview ........................................................................................................................................... 9

General .............................................................................................................................................. 9

1.1 Scope ........................................................................................................................................... 9

1.2 Application ................................................................................................................................ 10

1.3 Precedence ................................................................................................................................. 11

1.4 Conventions used in this document ............................................................................................. 11

2. Normative references ........................................................................................................................ 11

3. Definitions, acronyms, and abbreviations .......................................................................................... 12

3.1 Definitions ................................................................................................................................. 12

3.2 Acronyms and abbreviations ...................................................................................................... 12

4. Diagnostic maturation ....................................................................................................................... 12

5. The SIMICA family component standards ........................................................................................ 13

5.1 Common elements ..................................................................................................................... 13

5.2 Test results and session information—IEEE Std 1636.1 .............................................................. 14

5.3 Maintenance action information—IEEE Std 1636.2 ................................................................... 14

6. Conformance .................................................................................................................................... 14

7. XML schema extensibility ................................................................................................................ 14

8. OWL ontology and XML schema names and locations ...................................................................... 15

9. Use of the OWL ontologies, XML schemas, and EXPRESS models associated with the SIMICA

family of standards and their publication revisions ............................................................................ 16

Annex A (normative) XML schema and OWL ontology ......................................................................... 18

Annex B (informative) Bibliography ...................................................................................................... 43

Annex C (informative) IEEE List of participants .................................................................................... 44

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IEC 61636:2021
– ii – IEEE Std 1636™-2018
SOFTWARE INTERFACE FOR MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS (SIMICA)
FOREWORD

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IEEE Std 1636™-2018
(Revision of IEEE Std 1636-2009)
IEEE Standard for Software Interface
for Maintenance Information
Collection and Analysis (SIMICA)
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IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 20 on
Test and Diagnosis for Electronic Systems
Approved 27 September 2018
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Abstract: Promoting and facilitating interoperability between components of automatic test systems

where test results and/or maintenance actions need to be shared is addressed in this standard. The

standard defines the common elements between both test results data and maintenance action

data. The common schema becomes a class of information that shall be used within the SIMICA

family of standards.

Keywords: automated test system (ATS), extensible markup language (XML), IEEE 1636™,

maintenance action information, OWL ontology, Software Interface for Maintenance Information

Collection and Analysis (SIMICA), test results and session information, XML schema

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Introduction

This introduction is not part of IEEE Std 1636-2018, IEEE Standard for Software Interface for Maintenance Information

Collection and Analysis (SIMICA).

Maintainers of complex systems require the ability to capture and share test result and or maintenance

action information in a way that supports such activities as performance analysis, post-production product

improvement, maintenance process improvement, and diagnostic maturation. Principal stakeholders of this

project include but are not limited to, maintenance organizations within various Departments/Ministries of

Defense, the commercial airlines, the automotive industry, and the telecommunications industry. This standard

is being developed as a component of the IEEE Std 1636, Software Interface for Maintenance Information

Collection and Analysis (SIMICA) family. SIMICA's purpose is to specify a software interface for access,

exchange, and analysis of product diagnostic and maintenance information.

This document provides the description of the common elements the SIMICA family component (e.g., ‘dot’)

standards shall each utilize.
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IEEE Standard for Software Interface
for Maintenance Information
Collection and Analysis (SIMICA)
1. Overview
General

Software Interface for Maintenance Information Collection and Analysis (SIMICA) is a family of IEEE

standards, associated web ontologies (OWL), and extensible markup language (XML) schemas which allow

automatic test system (ATS), test result and session information, and maintenance action information to be

exchanged in a common format adhering to the OWL and XML standards.

The SIMICA family of standards has been developed and is being maintained under the guidance of

IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 20 (SCC20) to serve as a comprehensive environment for

integrating test results, test session information, and maintenance action information, while allowing this

unit under test (UUT) related data to be interchanged between heterogeneous systems.

The SIMICA family of standards is organized as a base Standard (IEEE Std 1636™— this document) and two

(2) family component standards:
— Test results and session information (IEEE Std 1636.1™)
— Maintenance action information (IEEE Std 1636.2™)

The SIMICA family ‘dot’ standards and their relationship to this document are depicted in Figure 1.

This document specifically defines the common complex types, elements and groups that are utilized by both

IEEE Std 1636.1 and IEEE Std 1636.2 OWL ontologies and XML schemas.
1.1 Scope

This standard is an implementation-independent specification for a software interface to information systems

containing data pertinent to the diagnosis and maintenance of complex systems consisting of hardware,

software, or any combination thereof. These interfaces support service definitions for creating application

programming interfaces (API) for the access, ex
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