Synthetic Environments at the Enterprise Level: Overview of a Government of Canada (GoC), Academia and Industry Distributed Synthetic Environment Initiative
DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADAOTTAWA (ONTARIO)
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A new partnership between the Government of Canada GoC, Industry and Academia is working to help Canada become a world leader in Modeling and Simulation MS. The goal is to take SMARRT technologies - Simulation and Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements, Rehearsal and Training - and apply them to the development and improvement of Canadian Forces CF military systems and capabilities, as well as a vast host of civilian applications. To this end, the initial partners conceived the October 2004 UAV-NTS SE Interoperability Experiment, which links DRDC Ottawas Uninhabited Air Vehicle Research Test Bed UAV RTB to a Carleton University Networked Tactical Simulator NTS modified with CAE Inc. synthetic environment SE assets including computer-generated forces. The experiment took place via a non-dedicated unclassified, though VPN-encrypted network over a period of several days. Prospective GoC, Academia and Industry partners, as well as foreign military personnel, attended these sessions. The goal was to show how MS technologies can be used and made relatively easy at the nationalenterprise level, and how lessons learned and technical best practices point to a bright future for distributed synthetic environment applications in Canadas Department of National Defence, as well as for DNDs public security partners.
- Humanities and History
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Pilotless Aircraft