7. Modeling and Simulation in Distributed Interactive
(TTCP: Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand)
Description: Distributed interactive simulation (DIS) is an effort underway to develop training and materiel development simulation systems interconnected via high speed networks. Current efforts include the inclusion of chemical, biological, and smoke effects into the DIS network, both for the purposes of training in a CB environment and for materiel acquisition support. DIS has the potential to account for environment and equipment effects; can operate in virtual, constructive, or live modes; and will utilize high fidelity phenomenology and component models. Further, this will provide a value-added process for materiel evaluations.
Justification: The United States has extensive expertise in the development of DIS networks. The other TTCP member countries could take advantage of this network and tie in at a much reduced cost. Further, by initiating DIS nodes in the member countries reflecting their equipment, it will be possible to develop doctrine and training better suited to coalition forces.
Implementation: There is an existing agreement in this technology area with the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand which could potentially expedite implementation of a specific program agreement to address this opportunity.
Dr. Rodney Smith
Army Materiel Command
5001 Eisenhower Blvd
Alexandria, VA 22333-0001
Dr. George R. Famini/Ms. Juanita M. Keesee
U.S. Army Edgewood RD&E Center
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5423