The Joint Force Protection Advanced Security System (JPFASS) is a Department of Defense effort to improve
conventional force protection. It is sponsored and managed by Joint Program Manager - Guardian (JPM-G). The main
objective of JFPASS is to provide an integrated and layered base defense system, which includes data fusion, Command
and Control (C2) nodes, Common Operation Picture (COP) nodes, and full integration of a selected range of robots,
sensors, cameras, weapons, tracking systems, and other C2 systems. The URIM is the main integration tool for several
sensors, cameras, and weapons in JFPASS.
The Universal Resource Interface Module (URIM) is an extremely flexible framework for rapidly integrating new
sensors into the JFPASS. Each sensor system has its own proprietary protocol, which makes integration high cost and
risk. The URIM communicates directly with each sensor system though a protocol module and maintains a generic data
object representation for each sensor. The URIM then performs a translation of the data into a single protocol, in this
case Systems Engineering and Integration Working Group (SEIWG) ICD-0100. With this common protocol the data
can be provided to a data server for publishing. Also, this allows for network control and management of all sensor
systems via any C2 node connected to the data server.