CAT/RF Simulation Lessons Learned
ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARREN MI VETRONICS TECHNOLOGY AREA
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The Vetronics Technology Area of The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center TARDEC and DCS Corporation developed a reconfigurable Unmanned Ground Vehicle UGV simulation for the Crew integration and Automation Test bed CAT and Robotics Follower RF Advanced Technology Demonstration ATD experiments. This simulation was developed as a component of the Embedded Simulation System ESS of the CAT architecture. The CATRF was chosen by the Future Combat Systems FCS Lead Systems Integrator LSI as a surrogate to show the functionality of the Control Vehicle CVArmed Reconnaissance Vehicle ARV concept demonstrated in the Unmanned Combat Demonstration UCD experiments. The UCD design handled any combination of Javelin-like missile system, Objective Crew Served Weapon OCSW, and Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition RSTA sensors on the ARVs. The ESS development team faced numerous challenges in simulating multiple vehicles with varying sensor and weapons payloads, controlled by multiple operators. Despite an accelerated schedule, the ESS team was able to support the UCD and ATD experiments conducted between December 2002 and April 2003.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Combat Vehicles