Future Combat System Spinout 1 Technical Field Test - Establishing and Implementing Models and Simulations System of Systems Verification, Validation and Accreditation Practices, Methodologies and Procedures
ARMY EVALUATION CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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As our Armed Forces transform, assisted by the Brigade Combat Team BCT Modernization effort, the use of Models and Simulations MS becomes more crucial in supporting major Department of Defense and Congressional decisions, given limited resources and strategic constraints. The Armys program leading the transformation from 2003 to 2009 was Future Combat Systems FCS with 14 systems The Soldier their network. For Phase 1 IP1 Spinout 1 SO1 Technical Field Test TFT, three live systems i.e., Non-Line of Sight-Launch System NLOS-LS, Unattended Ground Sensor UGS, and B-Kits participated and were tested in 2008 via a slice of the Current Force CF BCT structure. To ensure realistic operational context, a MS System-of-Systems SoS level federation was developed providing virtual and constructive simulation capabilities that enabled holistic testing with complex integration among all entities in a distributed Live-Virtual-Constructive LVC environment. This included interfaces to live entities and instrumentation via tactical messages, and constructive representation of platforms, vehicles, and terrain. The MS federation also provided test control, data collection, and live range interactions. The foundation for the Accreditation process of the SO1 TFT federation was the Verification, Validation and Accreditation VVA Overlay to the DoD High Level Architecture HLA Federation Development and Execution Process FEDEP. A three-phased VV process was used that provided component level VV, initial Federation VV via multiple MS integration events, with the final events performed in the FCS Mobile Node. The SO1 TFT MS Federation developed by the Cross Command Collaboration Effort 3CE was part of the common SO1 MStools federation solution for all SO1 test events.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Defense Systems