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Accurately simulating aircraft sortie generation within distributed interactive simulations using an airbase logistics model
Author(s): Sheila B. Banks; Martin R. Stytz
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the development of an accurate airbase sortie generation capability for inclusion within military training distributed virtual environments (DVEs). Current training military DVEs lack appropriate modeling of airbase logistics and, therefore, the corresponding sortie generation model incorrectly portrays an airbase's wartime operational capabilities. As a result, DVE training participants, at both the command and staff level, develop expectations that are not realized in a real world environment and actually receive negative training. The airbase logistics system (ALS) provides accurate sortie generation capabilities by the incorporation of an existing constructive airbase logistics model, CWTSAR, into distributed interactive simulation (DIS) based military training DVEs. The airbase logistics system integrates CWTSAR with an object-oriented run-time data repository [the common object database (CODB)], the modular semi-autonomous forces' (ModSAF) network utilities, and the command and control simulation interface language (CCSIL) for communication between the ALS and other DIS-compatible systems in the DVE. The paper provides details on the sortie generation capability of ALS and its necessary interface utilities. The planned future development efforts to overcome shortfalls within ALS are also addressed within this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3085, Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization of Sensory Response for Defense Applications, (15 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280979
Show Author Affiliations
Sheila B. Banks, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)
Martin R. Stytz, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3085:
Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization of Sensory Response for Defense Applications
John D. Illgen; Nickolas L. Faust; John D. Illgen, Editor(s)

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