Accession Number:

ADA415678

Title:

The Royal Australian Air Force, Virtual Air Environment, Interim Training Capability

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION EDINBURGH (AUSTRALIA) AIR OPERATIONS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

Currently some Australian Defence personnel train using live assets. This may be prohibitively expensive and some of these assets have very short lifetimes before a major overhaul is required. One case in point is the FA-18 aircraft, which has a lifespan of approximately 5,000 flying hours. DSTO has participated in a series of concept demonstrations showing the potential of synthetic, virtual environment technologies to support operational training. These concept demonstrations showed joint interoperability between the Australian Air Force, Army, and Navy training simulator systems. Other demonstrations carried out between Australian and U.S. Navy training simulators showed virtual interoperability between coalition force training simulators. Further research and development in the DSTOs Advanced Distributed Simulation Laboratory ADSL has culminated in the delivery of an IEEE standard, Distributed Interactive Simulation DIS virtual environment training system known as the Air Defence Ground Environment Simulator ADGESIM. An architecture that uses a mix of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf COTS products and customized thin client applications was adopted. This training system is now being used by FA-18 Air Defence Controllers at RAAF Williamtown for real operational training. This paper describes some of the distributed virtual simulation concepts and technologies used at DSTOs laboratory in Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, to develop this training system. 10 figures, 45 refs.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE