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Software as a service approach to sensor simulation software deployment
Author(s): Steven Webster; Gordon Miller; Gregory Mayott
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Paper Abstract

Traditionally, military simulation has been problem domain specific. Executing an exercise currently requires multiple simulation software providers to specialize, deploy, and configure their respective implementations, integrate the collection of software to achieve a specific system behavior, and then execute for the purpose at hand. This approach leads to rigid system integrations which require simulation expertise for each deployment due to changes in location, hardware, and software. Our alternative is Software as a Service (SaaS) predicated on the virtualization of Night Vision Electronic Sensors (NVESD) sensor simulations as an exemplary case. Management middleware elements layer self provisioning, configuration, and integration services onto the virtualized sensors to present a system of services at run time. Given an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environment, enabled and managed system of simulations yields a durable SaaS delivery without requiring user simulation expertise. Persistent SaaS simulations would provide on demand availability to connected users, decrease integration costs and timelines, and benefit the domain community from immediate deployment of lessons learned.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8403, Modeling and Simulation for Defense Systems and Applications VII, 84030I (4 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.920759
Show Author Affiliations
Steven Webster, KINEX Inc. (United States)
Gordon Miller, Oakwood Controls Corp. (United States)
Gregory Mayott, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8403:
Modeling and Simulation for Defense Systems and Applications VII
Eric J. Kelmelis, Editor(s)

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