Accession Number : ADA288530

Title :   The World Modeler: The Nexus Between Janus and Battlefield Distributed Simulation-Developmental.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Johnson, Matthew A.

PDF Url : ADA288530

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : The United States Army has two disparate combat models; Janus and Battlefield Distributed Simulation-Developmental (BDS-D). Both facilitate training, tactical development and weapons analysis. The major problem addressed by this research is that entities existing in the Janus Combat Modeler cannot interact with entities in BDS-D. If interaction is made possible, it would produce a synergy between the combined models, each model bringing advantages to the other. The approach taken was first to identify the differences between the two environments of Janus and BDS-D. Next, a software architecture was developed to store and manipulate data about both simulations. A communications architecture was created to allow data flow between the two environments. Finally, algorithms were developed to allow for interaction between Janus and BDS-D entities. The result was to integrate Janus, a two dimensional, constructive combat model, into the three dimensional, entity-level virtual battlefield of BDS-D. Janus entities interact in real time with other entities in the BDS-D virtual world. The finished product, the World Modeler, is a software system operating on a low-end Silicon Graphics workstation with TCP/IP and UDP/IP networking capabilities.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *ARMY TRAINING, *TACTICAL WARFARE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, WEAPONS, ALGORITHMS, DATA PROCESSING, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), ENVIRONMENTS, MODELS, REAL TIME, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, WAR GAMES, FLOW, ARCHITECTURE, ARMY PLANNING, DEAD RECKONING.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE