News 1998 Army Science and Technology Master Plan



INFRASTRUCTURE
(Vol. I, Ch. VI)

DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION (Section C)

VI.C.16—Soldier System Modeling (SSM).  Develop an automated environment to enhance analytic capabilities and promote rigorous soldier system cost/benefit analyses to quantify and evaluate equipment, operational policy, and training within a system context. By FY95, SSM will integrate models and data into a framework to facilitate multiple analytic functions with completion of the first generation system software for use in 21 CLW analyses. By FY96, provide modeling, simulation and analysis supporting 21CLW field demonstration to quantify and maximize the viability/capability of proposed systems. By FY97, integrate into the Computer Man Wound Ballistic Vulnerability Model the methodologies to assess vulnerability across the full range of MOSs. Conduct analyses to define optimal survivability, mobility and lethality concepts. By FY99, provide a distributed interactive simulation (DIS) compliant methodology to assess the results of the soldier system demonstrations and to provide a basis for future COEAs.

Supports: Force XXI Land Warrior; DBS Battle Lab and Infantry School.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

John O’Keefe
NRDEC
(508) 233-4881
DSN: 256-4881
Bill Brower
SARDA-TT
(703) 697-8432
DSN: 227-8432
Chris Kearns
DBL
(706) 545-6391
DSN: 835-6391

 

VI.C.19—Individual Combat Simulation in the Synthetic Environment.  This program provides and demonstrates technologies for creating multisensory, real–time simulation that immerses the individual and allows for interaction in three–dimensional geographical space. A multisite, distributed laboratory will be established that incorporates concepts and principles consistent with the evolving DoD M&S High Level Architecture (HLA). The cost effectiveness of networked virtual reality devices to immerse the individual into the synthetic environment will be determined. By FY96, the requirements for a mobility platform for an individual combatant simulator will be established, based upon empirical research using the Individual Soldier Mobility Simulator (ISMS). Software to interface the ISMS to synthetic environments will be developed. Studies will be conducted and guidelines will be published for use by metabolic platform developers. By FY97, the program will demonstrate an initial capability to provide individual combatant mobility and interaction in the synthetic environment. By FY98, the program will provide a demonstrated capability to fully immerse the live combatant in the synthetic environment, to include control of semiautomated forces through voice and gesture recognition.

Supports: Force XXI Land Warrior Program, STOW, Combined Arms Tactical Trainers (CATT) Program, MOUT ACTD, Small Unit Operations (SUO).

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Gene Wiehagen
STRICOM
(407) 384-3930
DSN: 970-3930
Robert Rohde
SARD-TR
(703) 697-8432
DSN: 227-8432
Diane Schuetze
Battle Lab Integration and Technology Directorate
(804) 727-3712
DSN: 680-3712

 

VI.C.20—Computer Generated Forces (CGF).  Demonstrate intelligent computer generated force simulation technologies for battalion, division, corps, echelon above corps and joint level forces. Determine the critical behaviors and essential characteristics that must be exhibited for each force level. Define the methodology and computational approach for full level force representation, with the capability to be reconfigurable to varying battlefield behavior. In FY97, improve tools for ModSAF (ground), continue ModSAF/CGF VV&A, and improve behavioral algorithms. In FY98, develop and demonstrate Intelligent Interactive Adversary, deliver improved DI Saf Baseline, and deliver ModSAF CGF Voice I/O. In FY99, deliver ModSAF/CGF 3D interface, improve C4 simulation for varying echelons, develop and demonstrate realistic intelligence simulation. FY00 and FY01, improve intelligence models; improve CGF Voice I/O, improve behavioral algorithms.

Supports: ModSAF, PM DIS, PM CATT, Force XXI, STOW, Battlespace Command and Control ATD.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Gene Wiehagen
STRICOM
(407) 384-3930
DSN: 970-3930
Robert Rohde
SARD-TR
(703) 697-8432
DSN: 227-8432
Diane Schuetze
Battle Lab Integration and Technology Directorate
(804) 727-3712
DSN: 680-3712

 

VI.C.21—Intervehicle Embedded Simulation Technology. By FY00, develop and demonstrate in–vehicle Advanced Distributed Simulation (ADS) capability employing common reusable simulation components, interfaces, tutoring systems, take home packages, and scenarios. This effort will determine the specific Embedded Training (ET) architecture and common hardware and software components required for individuals and crews to maintain system proficiency while in–vehicle and on–station. It will enable units to conduct collective training, exercises, or mission rehearsals autonomously or when networked with other "live" or "virtual" simulations. The effort will also assess which tasks and skills are appropriate and affordable candidates for embedding and how this capability may augment the simulations systems in the existing training device simulation/simulator (TDSS) hierarchy. A standard ET simulation architecture using common components will permit development of a consistent synthetic battlefield representation for use in all ET systems and improve interoperability and affordability among future systems.

By FY97, establish ET testbed that uses existing virtual simulations and live systems (BFV) to prototype and assess ET architecture and common components. With TRADOC, initiate studies and analysis to determine hierarchy of embedded training capability. With TARDEC, assess databus loading, timing, sizing, RAM, and related impacts of ET to Intravehicle Electronics Suite. Initiate experiments and assess approaches to enable "direct–fire" or "line–of–sight" interactions between live and virtual systems. Assess commercial image generator technology to determine feasibility of displaying virtual targets on vehicle systems. With CECOM continue development of live to virtual linkage of C4I systems. By 98, develop and prototype ET modular hardware and software common components. Prototype Virtual–Live interactive system. Link STRICOM ET Test bed with TACOM VETRONICS Systems Integration Laboratory (VSIL) and CECOM Digital Integrated Lab (DIL). By FY99, tailor and integrate standard ET common components to Future Scout and Cavalry System (FSCS) ATD program. With TRADOC initiate development of prototype training scenarios and databases. By FY00, support TARDEC with in–vehicle DIS experiments using Intravehicle Electronics Suite.

Supports: Future Scout and Cavalry System (FSCS) ATD, Future Combat System (FSC), M1A2 and M2A3 Upgrades, CRUSADER, Digitization of the Battlefield, TASK Force XXT, Open Systems Task Force, and Army Technical Architecture.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Gene Wiehagen
STRICOM
(407) 384-3930
DSN: 970-3930
Robert Rohde
SARD-TR
(703) 697-8432
DSN: 227-8432
MAJ Sean Mahan
BCTD
(913) 684-7838
DSN: 552-7838