Synthetic Environments at the Enterprise Level – Overview of a Government of Canada (Goc), Academia and Industry Distributed Synthetic Environment Initiative

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Authors
  1. Vallerand, A.L.
  2. Kim, B.
  3. Youssef, R.
  4. Hubbard, P.
  5. Skinner, D.
  6. Murray, B.
  7. Poursina, S.
  8. Herdman, C.M.
  9. Gamble, M.
  10. Hagen, L.
  11. Bleichman, D.
  12. Kurts, D.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN);Carleton Univ, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A new partnership between the Government of Canada (GOC), Industry and Academia is working to help Canada become a world leader in Modeling and Simulation (M&S). The goal is to take SMARRT technologies - Simulation and Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements, Rehearsal and Training - and apply them to the development and improvement of Canadian Forces (CF) military systems and capabilities, as well as a vast host of civilian applications. To this end, the initial partners conceived the October 2004 UAV-NTS SE Interoperability Experiment, which links DRDC Ottawa's Uninhabited Air Vehicle Research Test Bed (UAV RTB) to a Carleton University Networked Tactical Simulator (NTS) modified with CAE Inc. synthetic environment (SE) assets including computer-generated forces. The experiment took place via a non-dedicated unclassified, though VPN-encrypted network over a period of several days. Prospective GOC, Academia and Industry partners, as well as foreign military personnel, attended these sessions. The goal was to show how M&S technologies can be used and made relatively easy at the national/enterprise level, and how lessons learned and technical best practices point to a bright future for distributed synthetic environment applications in Canada's Department of National Defence, as well as for DND's public security partners. This joint S&T report documents an overview of the M&S/SE standards and tools related to JSMARTS, the data stemming from aircrew being subjected to the experim

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Keywords
Distributed Synthetic Environment;Government;Industry;Academia;HLA;RTI;FOM;Simulation network;Synthetic environments;HLA (High Level Architecture);Distributed Simulation
Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-TM-2005-130 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Apr 2005
Number of Pages
28
DSTKIM No
CA026333
CANDIS No
524168
Format(s):
CD ROM

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