Accession Number : ADA294786

Title :   SIMNET: An Insider's Perspective.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 16-26 Jan 95,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Cosby, L. N.

PDF Url : ADA294786

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Simulator Networking (SIMNET) began as an advanced research project aimed at developing a core technology for networking hundreds of affordable simulators worldwide in real time to practice joint collective warfighting skills and to develop better acquisition practices. A young Air Force scientist, Col. Jack A. Thorpe, originally brought the concept of a synthesis of combat training and advanced technology to the Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA). There he and others worked to develop a microprocessor-based network of simulators for combat training. Today SIMNET is an established technology that can be applied to many challenges. This document provides an insiders view of the program's history and records events that will be of interest to future developers of innovative technology. The document substantiates what was done to create SIMNET, discusses how simulation technology will influence the future, and recognizes the people who made the program possible.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *MILITARY TRAINING, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, SIMULATORS, AIR FORCE, ACQUISITION, MICROPROCESSORS, REAL TIME, SYNTHESIS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, HISTORY, RECORDS, COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, COMBAT FORCES, SCIENTISTS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE