Accession Number : ADA330855

Title :   Project Focus: A Study of Virtual Proving Ground Software Architecture Requirements

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Sauerborn, Geoffrey C. ; Smith, Kenneth G. ; Scramlin, Alan W. ; Shankle, Robert R. ; Gauss, Robert W.

PDF Url : ADA330855

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 141

Abstract : The virtual proving ground (VPG) is a concept being developed within the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command to harness the power of state-of-the-art sophisticated modeling and simulation technologies to augment and enhance test and evaluation in support of product acquisition. VPG is a cohesive and comprehensive capability for testing concepts, virtual prototypes, hardware prototypes, subsystems, and full systems. A broad, far-reaching, and diverse set of capabilities is envisioned within the VPG. Critical to the successful implementation of the VPG is an architecture able to support or enable those capabilities. A major function of the VPG architecture will be to integrate dissimilar heterogeneous engineering level models and simulations of prototype and production hardware and the synthetic environments in which they operate. In 1996, the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory jointly conducted 'Project Focus' to help determine the architectural requirements that support the VPG concept. This report contains a description of Project Focus and the architectural requirements that resulted from it.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, TEST AND EVALUATION, DATA BASES, SCENARIOS, ARMY RESEARCH, DATA MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, PROTOTYPES, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, DESIGN CRITERIA, VIRTUAL REALITY, CLIENT SERVER SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE