10 May 2007 Architecture for an integrated real-time air combat and sensor network simulation
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An architecture for an integrated air combat and sensor network simulation is presented. The architecture integrates two components: a parallel real-time sensor fusion and target tracking simulation, and an air combat simulation. By integrating these two simulations, it becomes possible to experiment with scenarios in which one or both sides in a battle have very large numbers of primitive passive sensors, and to assess the likely effects of those sensors on the outcome of the battle. Modern Air Power is a real-time theater-level air combat simulation that is currently being used as a part of the USAF Air and Space Basic Course (ASBC). The simulation includes a variety of scenarios from the Vietnam war to the present day, and also includes several hypothetical future scenarios. Modern Air Power includes a scenario editor, an order of battle editor, and full AI customization features that make it possible to quickly construct scenarios for any conflict of interest. The scenario editor makes it possible to place a wide variety of sensors including both high fidelity sensors such as radars, and primitive passive sensors that provide only very limited information. The parallel real-time sensor network simulation is capable of handling very large numbers of sensors on a computing cluster of modest size. It can fuse information provided by disparate sensors to detect and track targets, and produce target tracks.
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Evans A. Criswell, Evans A. Criswell, John Rushing, John Rushing, Hong Lin, Hong Lin, Sara Graves, Sara Graves, } "Architecture for an integrated real-time air combat and sensor network simulation", Proc. SPIE 6564, Modeling and Simulation for Military Operations II, 65640E (10 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.719593; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.719593

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