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With the ever-developing potential of synthetic environment technologies, this event will discuss the cutting edge capabilities of current SE’s and simulation techniques. The importance of this area is paramount as defence budgets have been cut and technological advancements within the area of SE have allowed the Military to adopt a completely new way of training. The creation and capabilities of Virtual Battlefields provides a cost-effective means to meet the training needs of the Military in the 21st C, as we move further towards the digitalisation of the battlefield. This conference will examine the Military’s training requirements as well the critical ongoings in Combined, Joint and Distributed Training.

By assembling an international panel of speakers, this conference will ensure that you are strategically placed to maximise the operational and commercial potential of these futuristic technologies and strategies.

Key speakers include:

· Wing Commander Mike Russell OBE MBA MIMgt RAF (Rtd), Business Area Manager Training Support, Systems Consultants Services and Exercise Software and Simulation Manager, Pilot Joint Training for Operations Centre, PJHQ, UK

· Colonel Phil Faye, Director of Modelling, Simulation and Combined Test Division Electronic Systems Center (ESC/CXC) Integrated Command and Control System Program Office, US Air Force

· Robert Chapman, Program Manager, Distributed Mission Training, US Air Force

· Larry Burger, Director, Space and Missile Defense Battle Lab, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command

· Jan Chervenak, Chief Simulation Center, Dismounted Battlespace Battle Lab, US Army

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

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9:10 OPERATIONAL LEVEL JOINT TRAINING

Wing Commander Mike Russell OBE MBA MIMgt RAF (Rtd)

Wing Commander Mike Russell OBE MBA MIMgt RAF (Rtd), Business Area Manager Training Support, Systems Consultants Services and Exercise Software and Simulation Manager, Pilot Joint Training for Operations Centre, PJHQ, UK

  • UK Joint Training overview
  • UK Philosophy for the control of complex exercises
  • The UK’s Joint Exercise Management Systems (JEMS)
  • Simulation and support for High Level Joint Training
  • Operational experience and successes
  • Looking to the future
  • 9:40 AIR FORCE JOINT SYNTHETIC BATTLESPACE (JSB)

    Colonel Phil Faye

    Colonel Phil Faye, Director of Modeling, Simulation and Combined Test Division Electonic Systems Center (ESC/CXC) Integrated Command and Control System Program Office, US Air Force

  • An overview of the US Air Force’s new direction to JSB - expansion of investment in advanced simulation technologies - improvement of readiness, lower costs, and dominate the battles of tomorrow
  • JSB to provide a new level of realistic synthetic mission and battlespace environment
  • JSB’s ability to realistically represent the real-world mission environment and provide the warfighter with real-time feedback on a system’s expected performance
  • It’s capability to increase the acquisition community's ability to build or modify systems to meet users’ needs and expectations
  • Provision of a completely scaleable environment for controlled executions of experiments to support analyses that require repeatability and controlled variations in the simulated environment
  • Government’s ability to ensure the configuration, control, and consistency of the JSB environment, while the
  • 10:20 DISTRIBUTED MISSION TRAINING AT AIR COMBAT COMMAND

    Robert Chapman

    Robert Chapman, Program Manager, Distributed Mission Training, US Air Force

  • Short overview of the Distributed Mission Training (DMT) program
  • Initial operational concepts for using DMT
  • Current operational concepts for using DMT
  • Actual use patterns of DMT by F-15C pilots
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 QINETIQ SYNTHETIC ENVIRONMENT CELL SEC

    James Budd, SEC Business Development Manager, QinetiQ

    James Budd, SEC Business Development Manager, QinetiQ, and, Allan Walker, Engineer, QinetiQ

  • Synthetic Environments: importance and multi-purpose role of SE in today’s businesses
  • Qinetiq SE technologies
  • Advanced Synthetic Environment Project – moving towards generic SE capability
  • Battlefield Digitisation and Visualisation and further military applications
  • Real-time simulation training
  • Future prospects and capability
  • 12:00 VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT TRAINING

    Professor Robert Stone

    Professor Robert Stone, Scientific Director, Virtual Presence

  • Virtual environments – recent developments and applications
  • What are the ingredients of a successful VE project?
  • Transfer of training from the virtual to the real – the evidence
  • Case studies - from gunnery and submarine rescue to maintenance and search and rescue
  • Future Trends and research needs – ganes engines, human factors, digital repositories and reusable software
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 SIMULATING THE CLOSE DISMOUNTED FIGHT

    Jan Chervenak

    Jan Chervenak, Chief Simulation Center, Dismounted Battlespace Battle Lab, US Army

  • Requirements
  • Strategy
  • Cross Domain
  • Human In The Loop
  • Recent Applications
  • 14:40 DEPLOYABLE INSTRUMENTED TRAINING SYSTEM (DITS)

    Les Mitchell

    Les Mitchell, Marketing Manager, Saab Training Systems

  • DITS system configuration overview
  • System capabilities and usage
  • Precision Gunnery Simulation
  • Personnel Detection Device (PDD)
  • After Action Review (AAR)
  • HLA/DIS Interface
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 AN ARCHITECTURE FOR SECURE FEDERATE COMMUNICATION IN DISTRIBUTED

    Frantz O. Iwu, Researcher, Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester

    Frantz O. Iwu, Researcher, Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, and, Dr Richard N. Zobel, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester

  • An overview of current distributed synthetic environment research
  • Objectives of the research to provide security services to distributed simulation environment using HLA
  • Extending synthetic environments and the provision of security to end-to-end federate communication
  • An insight into the proposed architectural make-up
  • Capabilities of the architecture and the authentication mechanism
  • Uses and future research plans
  • 16:20 ARE THERE OBSTACLES THAT PREVENT SYNTHETIC ENVIRONMENT EXPLOITATION IN EUROPE?

    Joelle Dumetz, Business Development Manager, Thales Training & Simulation

    Joelle Dumetz, Business Development Manager, Thales Training & Simulation, and, Marco Fabbri, Engineer, Alenia Aeronautica

  • Introducing the project
  • Aims and objectives of the project
  • Individuating obstacles that prevent SE exploitation in Europe
  • Methodology to determine these obstacles
  • Results of the analysis
  • Way ahead: how to solve these problems? Some solution hints
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Trevor Nash

    Trevor Nash, Editor, Military Training and Simulation News

    9:10 US ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE BATTLELAB

    Larry Burger

    Larry Burger, Director, Space and Missile Defense Battle Lab, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command

  • Importance, role and capability of the Battlelab in training
  • Need for a synthetic battlefield
  • Training doctrine simulation concepts for US Army
  • Tactical Message Translator concepts
  • Future training concepts
  • 9:40 SMARTFED APPROACH TO DISTRIBUTED EXERCISE MANAGEMENT

    Michel Keuning

    Michel Keuning, Senior ICT Engineer, National Aerospace Laboratory NLR

  • Challenges for exercise management in distributed environments
  • The SmartFED approach to distributed exercise management
  • How SmartFED can aid VV&A
  • Status of SmartFED and the road ahead
  • 10:40 COMBINED TACTICAL TRAINER AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM (CTTAS)

    Marvin R. Caddell

    Marvin R. Caddell, Director of Business Development / CTTAS Product Manager, Northrop Grumman Information Technologies

  • Creating a Synthetic Battlespace – meeting the requirements
  • Synthetic Battlespace Challenges
  • Synthetic Battlespace Tools and Applications
  • Synthetic Battlespace Scenario Creation
  • Creating Virtual Platforms using combinations of tactical systems, hardware-in-the-loop simulations and constructive simulations
  • CTTAS Re-configurable architecture

    Training and Analysis Using Synthetic Battlespaces – CTTAS Cases

  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 EUROFIGHTER SIMULATOR

    Karl Heinz Stenner

    Karl Heinz Stenner, ASTA Joint Team Leader, Eurofighter

  • Training and simulation requirements for Eurofighter
  • Aircrew Synthetic Training Aids (ASTA) programme
  • Proposed synthetic Environment methodology
  • 12:00 VISUAL DISPLAY SYSTEMS

    L. E. “Gene” Frazier

    L. E. “Gene” Frazier, Executive Vice President, Simulation Systems, Evans and Sutherland

  • Nimrod MRA4 Dynamic simulator and Lynx simulator integration issues
  • Translating training requirements into system specifications
  • Electro-optical imagery technology
  • Optimizing the visual system using hardware and software centric systems
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 VIRTUAL TRAINING UNIT ENVIRONMENT (VirTUE)

    John J. (Joe) Alt

    John J. (Joe) Alt, Program Manager, Veridian Systems Division

  • Overview of the VirTUE system
  • Advantages and cost benefits of utilising the PC for training systems
  • VirTUE capabilities and system requirements
  • Distance learning and networked training
  • AWACS Electronic Combat Officer: case study application
  • Future applications
  • 14:40 TERRAIN DATABASE DESIGN FOR REAL-TIME SIMULATION

    Jimmy Moore

    Jimmy Moore, Department Manager, Synthetic Environments Department, Quality Research

  • Overview of terrain databases design
  • Source Data Management
  • Map Projections
  • Terrain Tessellation Algorithms
  • Polygon Budgeting
  • Dealing with Real-Time issues: Visual Realism, Terrain Optimisation, and Terrain Correlation
  • 15:20 BATTLE STAFF VIRTUAL TRAINER (BSVT)

    Julian Mallett

    Julian Mallett, International Sales Manager, MAK Technologies

  • Development of the Battle Staff Virtual Trainer collaborative environment for the U.S. Battle Command/Battle Lab at Fort Leavenworth
  • Overview of the BSVT
  • Capabilities of the BSVT as a collaborative environment for staff officers to train in the tactical planning and execution process
  • Collaborative planning as a pre-game exercise where commanders and staff officers can develop plans on transparent layers
  • 16:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks

    16:10 Afternoon Tea and Close of Conference

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    Virtual Reality WarfighterTM Training, BCD Modelling

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    13th February 2002
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