webbanner processanalysisdesign Knowledge Center

KBSI’s Knowledge Center provides links to our library of technical white papers, to success stories describing KBSI solutions and the results our client’s achieved, and to information about standards developed by KBSI.

Success Stories

Our success stories highlight specific KBSI research intitiatives, capabilitities, and solutions and services, and provide descriptions of KBSI’s approach to implementing the project or technology and the results achieved. You can view the success stories in HTML or download a PDF document.

White Papers

KBSI white papers address a variety of research approaches, modeling methods and approaches, and KBSI software and solutions. The white papers are available for download as PDF documents.


The KBSI developed Instrumentation Hardware Abstract Language (IHAL) is an XML-based language for describing instrumentation hardware in a vendor-neutral way. The IHAL language was developed by KBSI as part of the Intelligent System for Abstraction & Integration of Instrumentation Hardware (ISAIIH) initiative for the U.S. Air Force.

The Data Display Markup Language (DDML) was developed by KBSI as part of the Data Display Translation Framework (DDTF), another U.S. Air Force funded initiative, to serve as the inter-lingua between data display languages supported by different vendors. DDML was designed with the following objectives in mind: (i) to include a standard terminology for describing data display components; (ii) to be robust and highly expressive in order to accommodate any data display language; and (iii) to be highly unified and not a loose grouping of XML-ized vendor formats.