WLTAE: An HLA Federation for Logistics and Warfighting Models
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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The Warfighting and Logistics Technology and Assessment Environment WLTAE is intended to dynamically link warfighting and logistics models in a HLA compliant simulation. WLTAE is currently funded as part of the DARPA Advanced Logistics Program ALP and will provide proactive planning and trade off analysis capabilities for logistics in terms of the warfighting impact. The simulation currently has three federates a warfighting federate, represented by the THUNDER model, a logistics federate, represented by the Enhanced Logistics Intratheater Support Tool ELIST, and a ViewerController federate. The Federation Object Model FOM is based on the Time Phased Force Deployment Data TPFDD representation, facilitating the inclusion of additional logistics and warfighting models into the simulation. The WLTAE federates use the HLA Foundation Class library, a C library providing a object oriented framework for rapid federate development. This paper discusses the general logistics warfighting FOM used in WLTAE, the implementation process, and the information displays used to monitor and control the simulation.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics