Accession Number : ADA254950


Title :   Seamless Simulation Literature Survey


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Mar 1992


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Downes-Martin, Stephen


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA254950


Report Date : APR 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 82


Abstract : This report is a summary review of people and organizations developing ideas for Seamless Simulation. Seamless Simulation is defined as the linking of heterogeneous systems on a simulation network. The current Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) technology supports a network of hundreds of vehicles at the battalion tactical level. Systems such as computer generated forces interact at the vehicle level via a network protocol, and current efforts to produce a DIS network standard are aimed at homogeneous objects (vehicle simulators) implemented in a heterogeneous manner (by different manufacturers). Seamless Simulation seeks to extend this technology to heterogeneous objects (vehicle simulators and unit level wargames, for example). Recommendations are: strengthen DoD support of Seamless Simulation projects; extend the current DARPA/PMTRADE (Program Manager for Training Devices) sponsored workshop on DoD/Industry Standards for the Interoperability of Defense Simulations from the vehicle level to the general defense simulation and system level; allow the Seamless Simulation effort to take advantage of modern software engineering and become explicitly object oriented; integrate the DoD effort with the business Object Management Group Architecture effort.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, *WAR GAMES, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, SIMULATORS, SCENARIOS, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, INTEROPERABILITY, MILITARY VEHICLES, AERIAL WARFARE, MILITARY TRAINING, COMPUTER NETWORKS, ARMY OPERATIONS, COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION.


Subject Categories : COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE
      MILITARY OPERATIONS, STRATEGY AND TACTICS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE