Seamless Persistent National Connectivity: Code of Best Practice for Distributed Simulation Networks

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Authors
  1. Rafei, N.
  2. Vallerand, A.L.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The DRDC Ottawa Future Forces Synthetic Environments section (FFSE) is an R&D centre of excellence in the area of Science and Technology for distributed Synthetic Environments (SE), distributed Capability Management as well as Distributed Collaborative Environments (collectively they can be referred to as Distributed Environments, for simplicity). The use of Distributed Environments for experimentation across Governments, Industry, Academia and Allies is becoming increasingly prevalent, particularly with the adoption of International Standards such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 1278 Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) protocol as well as the IEEE 1516 (and the HLA 1.3 Baseline) High Level Architecture (HLA) protocol for distributed simulation and IEEE 1220 and 1362 for System Engineering. In a recent Case Studies, for example, DRDC Ottawa, with the support of DRDC Corporate, used an unclassified, non-dedicated, through VPN-Protected network, to perform distributed simulation across the Government of Canada, Industry (the private sector) and Academia using a military scenario in a “JSMARRT 1” experiment in just a few weeks (Vallerand et al, 2004). This success was followed up in another Experiment using this time a National Security Scenario where DND’s Capabilities were required by Public Security Partners with the Threat of a simulated “dirty bomb” around Parliament Hill. This “JSMARRT 2” Experiment was performed in January

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Keywords
Distributed Simulation;Synthetic Environment;Collaborative Environment;Capability Engineering;Modelling and Simulation;Seamless networking;Persistent connection;Experimentation;VPN;Multicast;DMVPN;Public network;DIS (Distributed Interactive Simulation);HLA (High Level Architecture)
Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-TM-2006-269 — Technical Memorndum
Date of publication
01 Nov 2006
Number of Pages
68
DSTKIM No
CA028828
CANDIS No
527013
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CD ROM

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