A synthetic environment for the Arctic – Applied research project 13oe final report


  1. Taylor, A.
  2. Hubbard, P.
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Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
The aim of Applied Research Project 13oe was to identify and address capability gaps for conducting simulated exercises and training in the Canadian Arctic. The Canadian Forces Air Warfare Centre (CFAWC) was the primary client, but guidance from other simulation communities was solicited through the Synthetic Environment Working Group. The project team instituted a phased plan for a contractor delivered Arctic simulation capability. In the first phase, a survey report was commissioned to identify capability gaps in Arctic simulation for DND. The report found that in the Arctic, the important effects (e.g. on vehicle mobility, human performance, and logistics) are caused by extreme terrain and weather. For the second phase, realistic simulation of weather and its effects on entities was selected for demonstration in a distributed synthetic environment. A weather server was commissioned to store and disseminate environmental conditions. The effects on entities were showcased in the serious game VBS2. VBS2 was modified to pull information from the weather server, and modify the behaviour and performance of entities in its synthetic environment accordingly. These final products were delivered in March 2012 and successfully demonstrated to CFAWC and other members of DND.

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arctic;synthetic environment;simulation
Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-TR-2012-138 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Oct 2013
Number of Pages
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