Network-Centric Synthetic Environments: A Modular Modeling & Simulation/Synthetic Environment (M&S/SE) Framework


  1. Vallerand, A.L.
  2. Thompson, M.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
A modular Modeling & Simulation/Synthetic Environment (M&S/SE) framework for developing and supporting a network-centric or distributed Collaborative Synthetic Environments (CSE) is proposed and its specific and detailed requirements are documented here. It is proposed that such a framework is specifically designed to promote, foster, augment, and expedite the standardization, interoperability, commonality, reusability, and seamless integration of M&S/SE systems including legacy systems in DND, Other Government Departments (OGD) and beyond. The modular M&S/SE framework relies on a network for communication between the various applications and legacy systems adapted to the framework. To develop and to support a distributed CSE, the M&S/SE framework depends on a layered, functionally separated approach to building dynamically reconfigurable applications. Each layer of the framework provides successive levels of specialization so that as new technology evolves, the implementation of the layer can be easily changed to accommodate new hardware/software or technology changes. Together with the requirements for related and necessary Support Services, this Technical Memorandum documents in a logical approach the Network-Centric M&S/SE framework requirements for an optimally interoperable, common and reusable distributed CSE in DND and beyond, directly supporting Network-Centric Capability Management.

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Open architecture framework;Virtual environment;Interoperability;Reusability;Commonality;Scalability;Distributed simulation;Open programmming structure;Cross-platform supportability;Synthetic environments;HLA (High Level Architecture);M&S (Modelling and Simulation);DIS (Distributed Interactive Simulation)
Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-TM-2004-221 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Nov 2004
Number of Pages
Hardcopy;CD ROM

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