Accession Number : ADA332944

Title :   Architecture Issues for DIS-TO-HLA Conversion.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Mar-Dec 97,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER TRAINING SYSTEMS DIV ORLANDO FL

Personal Author(s) : Paterson, Daniel J. ; Anschuetz, Eric ; Biddle, Mark ; Kotick, Dave ; Nguyen, Thai

PDF Url : ADA332944

Report Date : 15 DEC 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : This Project describes the conversion of a DIS legacy system to HLA. Objective:The objective of this work is to characterize the process of converting DIScompliant simulators into HLA-compliance. FlNDINGS:The processes in place to perform a HLA federation execution work well and support the application developer. This project found an excellent base of support from with-in the community in the form of help-desks, automated tools and technical support from various HLA users. CONCLUSIONS: The primary concern in achieving interoperability is currently the need for simulation applications to speak the same language at some level. The SMOC is the core component in NAWCTSD's approach to achieving this goal. Where feasible, the SMOC can be integrated into applications to eliminate the need for a gateway. RECOMMENDATIONS:The SMOC gateway can be recommended for: * Quick solution for a DIS-HLA migration (Gateway mode) * Solution for interoperability through use of the RPR- FOM * Solution for existing trainers (With no DIS capabilities) with the HLA middleware mode * Solution for trainers who want to run in either DIS and/or HLA exercises without recompiling code or using a gateway * Solution for Multiple Federation Object Model (FOM) interoperability * Solution for multiple Run Time Infrastructures (Rts)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, *DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION, SIMULATORS, AUTOMATION, CORES, INTEROPERABILITY, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), NAVAL TRAINING, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE