Accession Number : ADA307657

Title :   Development and Engineering of a Distributed Interactive Simulation System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CAE-LINK CORP FALLS CHURCH VA

Personal Author(s) : Bouwens, C. L. ; Ching, H. L. ; Pierce, L. G.

PDF Url : ADA307657

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : The Depth and Simultaneous Attack (D&SA) Battle Lab and the Fort Sill Field Element of the Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED), U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), collaborated to establish a fire support command and control (FSC2) test bed. The core of the FSC2 test bed is an interface that allows fire support command and control tactical equipment to interact in a seamless manner with computer-generated equipment and forces on the synthetic battlefield. The interface was accomplished using communications protocols that comply with the requirements outlined in the distributed interactive simulation (DIS) protocol data unit (PDU) standards 2.0.3. The objective of the project was to establish an environment that could be used to support the development of simulations-based training initiatives and to support the concept development process, and the research, development and acquisition phase of the materiel acquisition process through the development of a methodology for testing and evaluating materiel, organizational, and doctrinal alternatives during depth and simultaneous attack. Included in this report is a description of the design and development of the FSC2 test bed and an interface control document that describes in detail the hardware and software necessary to establish the interface.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, SCENARIOS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, ARMY RESEARCH, DATA MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION TRANSFER, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, LOCAL AREA NETWORKS, TRAINING DEVICES, ARMY TRAINING, BATTLEFIELDS, OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT, COMPATIBILITY, WIDE AREA NETWORKS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, MILITARY EXERCISES, WAR GAMES, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, ONLINE SYSTEMS, DESIGN CRITERIA, MESSAGE PROCESSING, FIRE SUPPORT, TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS, FIELDS(COMPUTER PROGRAMS), VIRTUAL REALITY.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE