Implementing a Distributed Testing Simulation Space Based on HLA
Small Business Information
727 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Charles J. Jacobus, Phd
AbstractSignificant similarities exist between various DoD battlespace simulation applications and distributed testing systems. We know of only one effort which provides an integrated simulation system and testing control center. Under this STRICOM effort the proposers are developing virtual instrumentation for DIS/HLA simulated systems. While DoD standards, including the new HLA, and the older DIS afford a firm jumping off point for developing a federation of simulated and real forces within a single simulated battlespace, our earlier STRICOM ge ta oriented protocols to complement the event oriented protocols of HLA and DIS. Additionally, for large federations of virtual and real systems (even soldiers), the effects of system scalability must be considered. At the foundation, High Level Architecture (HLA) for distributed simulations compares favorable to commercial solutions for simulation messaging like Microsoft¿s DirectPlay, but these must be complemented with collaborate engineering systems, federated simulation management, and data collection oriented subsystems. In this Phase I we will implement a design for such a system based on our past experience implementing the virtual test range and will implement a demonstration distributed testing simulation space which is network controlled and compliant with HLA.
* information listed above is at the time of submission.