Experiences Linking Vehicle Motion Simulators to Distributed Simulation Experiments
TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI
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The Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center TARDEC has been at the forefront in developing the hardware and software for physics-based, ride motion simulation, for over 30 years. In order to share this capability with the simulation community, it is necessary to develop an interface to link these motion simulators with other DoD distributed simulations. Various technologies such as the Distributed Interactive Simulation DIS, Network Data Delivery Service NDDS and the High Level Architecture HLA have been used to try and accomplish this goal. The distributed simulations of interest are the Semi Automated Forces SAF -- ones such as Modular SAF ModSAF, OneSAF Test Bed OTB Version 1.0 and OTB Version 2.0. There have been five projects, which incorporated various levels of interoperability. This paper will describe the current simulators and simulation environment at TARDEC, each of the five projects associated with developing a distributed simulation capability and the current ongoing effort to create a useful simulation federation consisting of the motion simulators and OTB Version 2.0. In order to develop this federation the Federation Development and Execution Process FEDEP is being used. The FEDEP is a generalized process for developing federations that have evolved from the activities and experiences of the simulation community.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Combat Vehicles