Accession Number : AD1000813

Title :   Stayin Alive: What are Persistent Synthetic Environments

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : DRDC Atlantic Research Centre Dartmouth, N.S. Canada

Personal Author(s) : Dillman,Brad ; Hazen,Mark G ; Chawla,Bobby

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Report Date : 01 Oct 2014

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The concept of a persistent synthetic environment has existed for years and has gained credibility in the military M and S environment as serious games and massive multiplayer online games (MMOGs). Typical motivations include cost savings through re-use and reduced lead time to availability of simulations. The ideas of persistent synthetic environments (PSEs) are identified and defined. A PSE could exist in several layers of cloud services for users to connect to persistent infrastructure, models, data and storylines. Conceptual models are developed for various kinds of PSEs and their application to simulation problems, along with discussion of advantages, limitations, opportunities and alternatives. The life cycle of simulation infrastructure, models, data, scenario and simulated entities are discussed in the context of their persistence and requirements.

Descriptors :   virtual reality , simulation , game theory

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE