Accession Number:

ADA459708

Title:

Distributive Interactive Simulation Network Interface for A-10 Simulator in Support of I/ITSEC '95 Conference Demonstrations

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Oct-Dec 1996

Corporate Author:

HUGHES TRAINING INC MESA AZ TRAINING OPERATIONS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

To support Armstrong Laboratorys Aircrew Training Research Divisions ALHRA A-10 simulator demonstrations at the interserviceIndustry Training Systems and Education Conference IITSEC, held 29 Nov-3 Dec 1995, in Orlando, FL, a distributed interactive Simulation DIS network interface required integration. However, the current network interface design in use at ALHRA was too tightly coupled with specific host simulators and too dependent on hardware architectures. In addition current network interface software development is extremely difficult since it is limited by compiler and operating system license issues. The requirements for A-10 participartion in IITSEC 95 demonstrations provided an excellent opportunity to redesign the network interface to be upgraded from a Motorola MVME147 to an MVME 187 board and allowed the network interface to reside on a single board located inside the A-10 host chassis. The interface software was redisigned to be independent of hardware architecture, specific operating systems, ans specific host simulator systems. Although it is difficult to predict unique network interface requirements of future simulator systems, the network interface design of the A-10 simulator serves as an excellent generic foundation for future network interfaces.

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE