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Implementing the High Level Architecture in the Virtual Test Bed

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Author(s)

J Sepulveda, Luis C. Rabelo, J Park, Frank H. Riddick

Abstract

The Virtual Test Bed (VTB) is a prototype of a virtual engineering environment to study operations of current and future space vehicles, spaceports, and ranges. The High-Level Architecture (HLA) as defined by the Department of Defense (DoD), is the main environment. The VTB/HLA implementation described here represents different systems that interact in the simulation of a Space Shuttle liftoff. This example implementation displays the collaboration of a simplified version of the Space Shuttle Simulation Model and a simulation of the Launch Scrub Evaluation Model. Spaceports and ranges are complex systems. This VTB framework is a collaborative computing environment that integrates in a seamless fashion simulation models that represent the different stages in the lifecycle of a complex system to improve the complex-system visualization. A complex system is a non-linear system of systems whose interactions bring together interesting emergent properties that are very difficult to visualize and/or study by using the traditional approach of decomposition.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 2004 Winter Simulation Conference
Conference Location
, USA

Keywords

High Level Architecture, HLA, simulation, testbed, Virtual Test Bed, VTB

Citation

Sepulveda, J. , Rabelo, L. , Park, J. and Riddick, F. (2004), Implementing the High Level Architecture in the Virtual Test Bed, Proceedings of the 2004 Winter Simulation Conference, , USA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=822195 (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created July 31, 2004, Updated October 12, 2021