Realtime Initialization of Planning and Analysis Simulations Based on C4ISR System Data
MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA MITRE C3I DIV
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Simulations have been used during exercises within analysis and planning cells for much of the past decade. However, the usefulness of such simulations is dependent on the ability to rapidly enter data from the tactical picture into the simulation, for use as a starting point for running analyses. Current methods for pulling in such C4ISR data rely on manual data entry that can introduce errors and take significant time to accomplish. This paper discusses an approach that allows automated initialization of simulations that takes advantage of an existing High Level Architecture HLA Runtime Infrastructure RTI interface within the Global Command and Control System GCCS. During the Navys Global 2001 wargaming exercise, this approach was used to rapidly initialize the Naval Simulation System NSS for use in performing Course of Action COA analysis in the Naval Forces NAVFOR cell. The introduction of an automated feed from GCCS not only reduced the initialization time required for NSS, but also allowed analysts to evaluate more complex scenarios with larger track groups. A similar approach using the same GCCS HLA interface was successfully demonstrated with the Integrated Theater Engagement Model ITEM as part of exercise RSOI in April 02 for United States Forces Korea USFK.
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