Accession Number : ADA323341

Title :   The Development of a Scenario Translator for Distributed Simulations.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Park, Heon-Gyu

PDF Url : ADA323341

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : There exists a variety of simulation generation and analysis products which have differing purposes and functions designed to simulate a real military battlefield. Due to the particular purpose of each simulation it is impractical to use one scenario of a simulation directly with another simulation without a translator since there is no standard scenario format. In the current environment interoperability between simulations is becoming more important in large scale simulations and distributed exercises. The Scenario File Translator (SFT) provides an easy and accurate way to create a scenario from a heterogeneous simulation. The SFT can load and save the three research simulations: ModSAF EADSIM, and BATTLESIM. It also defines the general transitional prototype (TP) which is the information most commonly used to create a mock battlefield computer simulation. Every source scenario is converted through TP for program extensibility and reusability. System functionality is accessible through a graphical user interface (GUI). Although this system was designed for three simulations it can be applied to any other simulations by creating only the additional functions: one which maps the new scenario to the TP and another which remaps the TP into the transitional scenario protocol.

Descriptors :   *SCENARIOS, *WAR GAMES, *DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, DATA MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, BATTLEFIELDS, INTEROPERABILITY, THESES, PROTOTYPES, MILITARY EXERCISES, COMPUTER FILES, MACHINE TRANSLATION, STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING, GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE