EAGLE Publishing System (EPS)

EAGLE Publishing System Product Guide (PDF)

The EAGLE Publishing System (EPS) is an add-on to the world-class, Enhanced Automated Graphical Logistics Environment (EAGLE TM), Logistics Support Analysis Record (LSAR) application.

EPS is a robust, yet intuitive software environment for the authoring and management of XML data used in the production of MIL-STD-40051 or ASD S1000D electronic technical manuals.

EPS was developed with more than a decade of expertise in the production of electronic technical publications generated directly from LSAR data. It is the perfect application to produce and manage publications either in conjunction with logistics information or independently authored. Content Management System (CMS) procedures are used to manage the work flow in a collaborative environment.

The integrated EAGLE image viewer tool quickly converts graphic file types to CGM and allows markup and hotspot regions to be easily added and modified. The modified graphics can be stored in the EAGLE graphics database or added to the project entities in the Common Source Database (CSDB).

The EPS XML editor interface enables authors to select and insert entities (graphics and multimedia) into the authored data module (work package in 40051 projects) from the CSDB. It also creates reference data module hyperlinks to associated data modules through a point and click interface.

S1000D data modules or 40051 work packages are created then assigned to nominated authors and reviewers. They can be associated with LSAR tasks that provide the source data for the automatic generation of content.

After editing in the structured XML authoring environment, the data is reviewed and validated before publishing. Every stage of the process is controlled by the work flow system.

Completion metrics are automatically updated to assist program managers and authors in keeping the technical data production effort on track and within budget, the management data can be exported to other applications.

The publications data can be exported for conducting In-Process Reviews or for building formally delivered S1000D Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs) for display in any S1000D compatible viewer.

MIL-STD-40051 work packages can be published directly to create a Government Provided Interactive Authoring & Display System (IADS) runtime manual or exported with or without IADS processing instructions.

The integrated EAGLE Publishing System uniquely manages logistics data, S1000D and MIL-STD-40051 publications data in the same application and database. S1000D concepts and content management processes are mirrored for 40051 projects, providing a level of functionality and management not seen before. XML data modules or work packages are stored together with associated graphics and multimedia files in the EAGLE database. Content authoring, review and publishing is managed though user accounts that maintain data integrity and provide an audit trail of changes while automatically generating project management information.