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NVESD's battlefield simulation of unattended sensors and munitions
Author(s): Susan Harkrider; Mid Self; Ivan Martinez
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the Comprehensive Munitions and Sensor Server (CMS2) simulation software, its representation of Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS), Intelligent Munition Systems (IMS) and mines, and its application to high visibility US Army programs. The Comprehensive Munitions and Sensor Server (CMS2) provides a high-fidelity representation of mines, Intelligent Munitions Systems (IMS), and Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) to support a broad range of engineering and operational simulation applications. Mine types modeled by CMS2 include conventional anti-personnel and anti-tank, side attack, command activated and individual and networked smart munitions. Sensor technologies modeled include, but are not limited to, imaging IR, acoustic, seismic, and magnetic. Since the CMS2 software is predominantly implemented as parametric models and plug-in libraries, the sensors, munitions, mines and their components can be configured or even added at run time. CMS2 interfaces with an imaging sensor simulation and a Human-In-The-Loop (HITL) controller application that allows for the control of IMS and UGS systems simulated by CMS2. The controller, in conjunction with the imaging sensor simulation, provides static visible and infrared (IR) images of the target area of interest to the operator. CMS2 typically complements the OneSAF Testbed within force-on-force simulations. Because of its modularity and software reuse, the CMS2 simulation is utilized extensively to support programs such as TRADOC’s Unit of Action experimentation, Intelligent Munitions System (IMS), Tactical Unattended Ground Sensor (T-UGS), Networked Sensors for the Future Force (NSFF) program and the Future Combat Systems (FCS). This paper will describe how some of these programs are using CMS2 to support the development and acquisition of UGS and IMS technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5778, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense IV, (20 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.606242
Show Author Affiliations
Susan Harkrider, U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Mid Self, U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Ivan Martinez, U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5778:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense IV
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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