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Distributed interactive simulation (DIS) systems engineering fidelity, management, and usability issues in DIS exercises
Author(s): Bruce McDonald
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Paper Abstract

This paper is intended to familiarize the sensor design engineer with the capabilities of distributed interactive simulation (DIS) to support the design and test of sensor system. We define DIS terms and then discuss what DIS does to support the design and development process. Fist, DIS provides access to reusable simulation and network components that reduce the cost of tests. Second, it makes user personnel available to interact in the simulation without the expense of bringing the participants to the test site. Third, DIS has reusable computer- generated forces that provide the engineer with sufficient threats and friendlies to load the sensor system in an affordable exercise. Examples of how an engineer would design a study to take advantage of DIS capabilities are provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2495, Distributed Interactive Simulation Systems Applications, (13 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211830
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Bruce McDonald, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2495:
Distributed Interactive Simulation Systems Applications
John D. Illgen, Editor(s)

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