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Plasma System

The first fully integrated cloud application with Plasma System databases or Plasmacores was rolled out at the end of January, 2018. This supports Navatec System cloud project cycle and portfolio management system.

Plasma is a database whose control codes are an indigenous JavaScript extension. It is based on server side extension of the ECMA core JavaScript standards (ECMA Standard 262 and ISO/IEC Standard 16262). It is the world's first database to be structured as a Locational-State Reference Base (LSRB), an advanced representation of reality (diversity). LSRB combines applied relativity time-space vectors made up of object orientated elements achieving a more realistic representation of any phenomena.

Although the Plasma System is largely object-oriented it maintains data structures both in indexed and object formats. Indexed formats are what are commonly used in conventional SQL and object formats provide the ability to secure instant "drill-downs" to specific data.

The Location-State Reference Base is based on Locational-State theory which was initiated by Hector McNeill in 1985 and his more recent development of Data Reference Models. In the 1990s Tim Berners-Lee developed hypertext and the World Wide Web based on the existing Internet infrastructure. This has led to the pervasive computing or widespread operational inter-linkages in an "Internet of things".

Plasma is currently unique from the standpoint of its space-time model that manages internal data maintained as objects, properties and methods and data lists. Recently SEEL demonstrated prototypes to add two additional elements to the object-properties-methods profile by adding a validator and an output data series of states and probabilities to confirm dataset validity (representation of reality). This process involves the integration of OPEE-Object Profile Elements Extension.

The current Plasma configurations permit the manipulation of this data to be coordinated by distributed reference elements located anywhere on the WWW. Although in theory the Internet of things is generally described as the interconnection, communication and inter-activation of anything, Plasma Systems has adopted a specific discipline of applying strict standards for data and communications to prevent the possible abuse of the system. Abuse has become a major risk to the Internet system hardware and software as well as to the content and data of users. The emerging problem of what information is factual and what is not was question addressed by Locational State Theory over 30 years ago as an important advance in information quality considerations in decision analysis. OPEE is an important element in providing means whereby users can check the validity of data.

Standards work advances slowly because these are being developed in a step by step fashion based on the analysis of operational prototypes.

We continue to use the following technologies to support this effort: Microsoft Server, advanced server side JavaScript, Virtual Clients, STScripts and an expanding library of Plasma primitives. The latest development of what we consider to be of major significance is the Plasma Operating System.

All applied research continues to be managed at SEEL-Systems Engineering Economics Lab, Hampshire, Portsmouth, UK. The main testing and pre-release evaluation unit is located at Navatec operations in the UK.