Accession Number : ADA321564

Title :   A Software Architecture For Computer Generated Forces In Complex Distributed Virtual Environments.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Zurita, Vincent B.

PDF Url : ADA321564

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : Complex Distributed Virtual Environments (DVEs) present an outstanding opportunity for the Department of Defense to train geographically separated units within a single realistic threat environment with minimal logistical considerations or safety concerns. To increase the fidelity of these simulations, minimize cost, and thereby maximize the training potential, DVEs must be populated with a realistic number of Computer Generated Forces (CGFs). These are currently expensive to design and build due to a lack of standard COF architectures. A solution to this problem is presented in the form of a CGF Architecture that is applicable to CGFs that model any weapon system. Mapping techniques are discussed that take the architecture from generic templates to weapon system specific templates ready for implementation. An application based on this architecture, the Fuzzy Wingman, is discussed and its results are presented.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, *TACTICAL WARFARE, *VIRTUAL REALITY, TRAINING, THREATS, INFANTRY, DISTRIBUTION, WEAPON SYSTEMS, COSTS, TEMPLATES, SEPARATION, MAPPING, COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE