Composing a High Fidelity HLA Federation for Littoral Operations (ACM)
Modeling and Simulation and Synthetic Environments have been widely popularized in the context of military applications. Nonetheless, the design and development of some simulation systems still pose true conceptual and technical challenges. This is particularly compelling when the simulation requires the replication of complex systems (as airborne sensors) behavioral models with a high level of credibility. We faced this problem when developing a simulation for tactics development of air platforms. We focused on the integration of high fidelity assets, in terms of: the sensors suite modeling, operator reading and control of the sensors, the physical representation of the entities, and the surrounding terrain and natural environment (ocean, atmosphere). The resulting system combines both constructive and virtual entities, running in a HLA setting with JSAF as the scenario generator, and highly sophisticated sensor models. This paper justifies the overall architecture of the simulation system, describes some of the technical integration details, and provides an insight into the resulting Synthetic Natural Environment.
Paper available at ACM.