PAPERS & WHITEPAPERS
PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS IN CONFERENCES AND PROCEEDINGS
THe internet of simulation: enabling agile model based system engineering for cyber-physical systems
This paper, made in collaboration with researchers from University of Leeds and Jaguar Land Rover, has been presented in the 2017 IEEE System of Systems Engineering conference. The paper proposes the Internet of Simulations (IoS) as an extension of the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoS allows for multiple heterogeneous simulations to be integrated together for co-simulation.
Distributed Simulation Deadlock
This paper analyzes the discouraging situation of the market for distributed simulation solutions. Many standards and architectures are competing in the arena but there is not yet a clear winner. At least no one can yet to fulfil all the demands in the market. This paper proposes the new architecture LSA as pragmatic solution to this deadlock that it is avoiding to bring the distributed simulation to the mainstream.
Applying Internet of Things to Simulation. I/ITSEC 2014 Innovation Showcase
This presentation explains how to leverage the concept of the Internet of Things or IoT to evolve from stovepipe simulators to connected Smart Simulations. This presentation shows how new architecture LSA in Simware can be a lever to evolve the standalone simulation systems to a Simulation System of Systems
Future of LVC Simulation evolving towards the MSaaS Concept. I/ITSEC 2014 PROCEEDINGS
Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) simulation has been one of the main topics of discussion in Modeling and Simulation (M&S) community in last decade. Reports like “Live Virtual Constructive Architecture Roadmap” (LVCAR) established a baseline to start planning next steps to improve LVC simulations. Based on LVCAR insights, new SISO workgroups, like LSA (Layered Simulation Architecture) or WebLVC have been born. While improvements in performance, usability and scalability of the LVC federations are still a hot topic for discussion a new demand is standing-out; the use of simulations assets as Services. Initiatives in US DoD (JLVC2020) and NATO -Modeling and Simulation as a Service (MSaaS) and Distributed Networked Battle Labs (DNBL)- are trying to change the paradigm of how simulations are developed, deployed and used, looking for a Cloud-based publisher-consumer service paradigm for the assets. This paper analyzes where we are in this quest, pinpointing gaps and main challenges we need to address to be able to do a fluent transition from LVC simulations to MSaaS clouds.
Extending LSA philosophy to real world challenges. SISO FALL SIW 2014
Requirements in interoperation between real Manned and Unmanned Vehicles (UV), Naval Command and Control systems (C2) and simulation networks present new and daring challenges. Already existing standards combined in new ways allow us to solve these challenges without the need of over-extending the standards out of their natural areas.
This paper, presents the project CITIUS “Command and Control for Interoperability of Unmanned Systems”. In CITIUS, Distributed Simulation is been used as a central enabler of Network operations between C2 and ro-botics systems.
Spanish MoD NOGESI Battle Lab: The Quest for an Interoperable and Scalable Open Simulation platform. ITEC 2014. SISO Session.
This presentations shows how NOGESI Simulation laboratory is leveraging Simware and LSA architecture to provide the foundation of an integrated architecture for LVC simulation, involving virtual, constructive and serious games.
Convergence of Distributed Simulation Architectures using DDS. OMG DDS Technical Meeting. Reston (VA) 2013
This presentations explains main gaps and challenges that are avoiding that distributed simulation can go to the mainstream. A new architecture is presented, LSA or Layered Simulation Architecture, to solve this challenges and advance in the convergence of the different simulation architectures to a common platform based on DDS protocol.
A comparison of Simulation and Operational Architectures. SISO FALL SIW 2012
Architectural approaches for enabling communication among operational systems have evolved over the past few years. Their evolution has been independent of recent developments in the architectures applied to simulation systems. For example, the Object Modeling Group’s Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard has emerged as a potential alternative to complement or even to overlap with current simulation standards and architectures. While DDS has many apparent similarities with simulation standards, there are also many important differences. As stated in studies like Live Virtual Constructive Architecture Roadmap (LVCAR) sponsored by the US DoD M&S Coordination Office (MSCO), current simulation architectures need to evolve to meet new challenges; for example in interoperability and security. Technology developed by, and lessons learned by, the operational architecture community may be able to complement evolving simulation approaches and vice versa. In this paper, we compare the functionality of operational standards and architectures, such as DDS, with simulation standards and architectures, such as HLA. Particular attention is paid towards fault tolerance, quality of service, security, and data-model inheritance.
The Spanish MoD M&S Infrastructure: a new perspective for the development and reusability of simulations assets. SISO FALL SIW 2012
Spanish Ministry of Defence (SP MoD) has developed in recent months the Technology and Innovation Strategy for Defense (ETID). The ETID concentrates on an important part of the R&D activities in Defense: the activities of Technological Research (T&R) and Innovation. Its work is, therefore, to advance in the coordination and management of activities leading to acquisition and application of advanced knowledge and technologies, not yet sufficiently developed, establishing the bases for them to be applied in the near future armament and equipment systems required by the Spanish Armed Forces (SAF). ETID describes the technological analysis in three levels of detail (Functional Action Areas, Functional Action Lines and Technological Goals), which have been studied in order to make a coherent and systematic approach to the development of new technologies based on the operational requirements. .
In the M&S functional action line of the ETID, there are specific technological goals to improve M&S interoperability, enhanced modelization, and to develop new M&S technologies for a cost effective development of the future simulation systems.
Under this perspective “La Marañosa” Technological Institute (ITM) and NADS have partnered to develop an infrastructure to support the full life cycle of models, from conceptual specification and design to execution, test, versioning and storage in a repository. Based on SimWare Simulation framework and others third party COTS, and implementing M&S standards like IEEE HLA and an emerging standard like OMG DDS, this environment is created to support ITM’s efforts to create high fidelity models for different simulation applications, such as training, analysis or operational research.
INDUSTRY 4.0, THE INTERNET OF SIMULATIONS AND SIMWARE
This paper discusses the new requirements that Industry 4.0 is asking to M&S and how our company, Simware Solutions, is responding to them with our Simware platform.
aGILE SIMULATION WITH sIMWARE PLATFORM
This paper applies the main Agile & Lean principles to the development of Simulation systems and explains how Simware supportS the implementation of these principles in your simulation development processes
Applying the Internet of the Things to Simulation & Training
This paper presents the case of how the application of IoT concepts can help to revolutionize the way military forces are using simulation & training systems (S&T). S&T systems are a key part of the life engineering cycle of a military system, useful for training, validation of requirements, virtual prototyping or integration and testing. Therefore, any improvement that IoT can bring to the S&T technologies will have a huge impact in the military forces.
Modernization through Modularity
This whitepaper analyzes how the introduction of modular designs in the simulators can help to meet the demand of the users and buyers for a better ROI and a reduced TCO of their whole portfolio of simulation assets.
Bringing the Age of Platforms to M&S
This whitepaper introduces the many advantages that the adoption of a common and open platform would have in simulation & training industry.
NOGESI Case Study : A Fresh Approach to LVC Simulation
Simware has reached a new milestone with the delivery of the NOGESI project. NOGESI (NOdo GEnerico de SImulacion,
Simulation Generic Node in Spanish) is a project for the Spanish MoD where Simware is the key element for creating a real time laboratory for distributed simulation. NOGESI puts together simulators and COTS in HLA and DIS approaching and probing the new SISO LSA (Layered Simulation Architecture) concept. NOGESI project has meant the final testing and evolution of Simware Platform and Simware RTI towards the new Open Layered simulation architecture or LSA.