Accession Number : ADA298053

Title :   Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) Network Manager.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept. 1-31 Dec 94,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Kenneth G.

PDF Url : ADA298053

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : Current Department of Defense simulation research centers on real-time, interactive simulation of realistic, complex, "virtual worlds" represent the coalescence of a diverse set of virtual, constructive, and live simulations occurring at various locations throughout the world. This effort is collectively known as Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS). Its purpose is to allow dissimilar autonomous simulation nodes to interoperate in real-time, interactive, distributed simulations. Inter-node communication is achieved by exchanging DIS protocol data units (PDU). To facilitate the development of simulation application programs that use the DIS protocol, the Simulation Methodology Branch of the Advanced Computational and Informational Sciences Directorate, U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), developed a set of DIS software management programs, collectively referred to as the DIS Network Manager. It employs a client-server based architecture, providing a library of software routines to client application programs for creating, handling, sending, and receiving DIS protocol data units.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *NETWORK ANALYSIS(MANAGEMENT), *INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, *SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, METHODOLOGY, COMPUTATIONS, ARMY RESEARCH, REAL TIME, INTERFACES, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, NODES, MILITARY RESEARCH, SELF OPERATION, LIBRARIES.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE