Accession Number : ADA583070


Title :   CAT/RF Simulation Lessons Learned


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARREN MI VETRONICS TECHNOLOGY AREA


Personal Author(s) : Mocnik, Christopher ; Lee, Tim


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a583070.pdf


Report Date : 11 Jun 2003


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : The Vetronics Technology Area of The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and DCS Corporation developed a reconfigurable Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) simulation for the Crew integration and Automation Test bed (CAT) and Robotics Follower (RF) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) experiments. This simulation was developed as a component of the Embedded Simulation System (ESS) of the CAT architecture. The CAT/RF was chosen by the Future Combat System's (FCS) Lead Systems Integrator (LSI) as a surrogate to show the functionality of the Control Vehicle (CV)/Armed Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) concept demonstrated in the Unmanned Combat Demonstration (UCD) experiments. The UCD design handled any combination of Javelin-like missile system, Objective Crew Served Weapon (OCSW), and Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition (RSTA) sensors on the ARVs. The ESS development team faced numerous challenges in simulating multiple vehicles with varying sensor and weapons payloads, controlled by multiple operators. Despite an accelerated schedule, the ESS team was able to support the UCD and ATD experiments conducted between December 2002 and April 2003.


Descriptors :   *COMBAT VEHICLES , *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , ROBOTS , TEST BEDS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Combat Vehicles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE