JSMARTS Initiative – Advanced Distributed Simulation across the Government of Canada, Academia and Industry - Technical Description

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Authors
  1. Kim, B.
  2. Johnson, R.
  3. Youssef, R.
  4. Vallerand, A.L.
  5. Herdman, C.
  6. Gamble, M.
  7. Lavoie, R.
  8. Kurts, D.
  9. Gladstone, K.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN);Carleton Univ, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
JSMARTS (Joint Simulation, Modeling for Material Acquisition, Requirements, Training and Support), or Joint SMARRT (Simulation and Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements, Rehearsal and Training) represents a new concept for DND (Department of National Defence), it is conceptualized as a vision of M&S (Modeling & Simulation) at the Enterprise level, led by ADM(Mat). In an effort to reduce the technical risk associated with networking simulation stakeholders at various levels of the DND Enterprise, a WAN (Wide Area Network) distributed simulation was executed, regrouping in the same virtual environment (Synthetic Environment) the Government of Canada, Industry and Academia. In this HLA (High Level Architecture) Federation, the national Canarie Network was selected as the common, non-dedicated, unclassified, VPN-encrypted network procuring connectivity between Federates. While CAE Inc. was providing CGF (Computer Generated Forces), DRDC Ottawa’s FFSE Section was providing a UAV (Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle) simulator, a NATO STANAG 4586 compliant Ground Control Station, both supported by the Joint Simulation Network. (JSIMNET: FFSE’s persistent simulation capability). Finally, Carleton University provided a NTS (Networked Tactical Simulator) CH 146 Griffon helicopter human-in-the-loop simulator. DAR (Director Aerospace Requirements) graciously provided pilots, whereas the UAV aircrew was provided by CFEC (Canadian Forces Experimentation Centre). To reduce the FEDEP (Federatio

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Keywords
Academia;Distributed Simulation;Distributed Synthetic Environment;FOM;Government;HLA (High Level Architecture);Industry;RTI;Simulation network;Synthetic environments
Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-TM-2005-101 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Jul 2005
Number of Pages
42
DSTKIM No
CA026334
CANDIS No
524172
Format(s):
Hardcopy;CD ROM

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