CCDC Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States
A recent undertaking by the US Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory to create a Vehicle Protection Software Suite for the modeling and simulation of active protection systems APSs has spawned many data-analysis efforts to better understand these systems. Furthermore, the software is being written to utilize the high-performance computing resources provided by the Department of Defense Supercomputing Resource Center. This report discusses a number of concurrent developmental efforts by the Data Analysis and Assessment Center to visualize an APS Monte Carlo simulation as well as improvements to current visualization applications to enable further analysis when the software suite matures. The visualizations include data-driven 3-D animations of the APS simulation as it plays out, 2-D charts and graphs for variable analysis of the simulation data, and a 2-D to 3-D hybrid visualization framework to coordinate different views of the entire data set for an all-encompassing analytical workflow. This report documents the visualization applications and some of the technical underpinnings to enable the data-analysis capabilities.