Military | CD&E | LVC Simulation | C4I | ROBOTICS
Simware provides the foundation for the simulation platform used in CITIUS R&D project. .CITIUS (Command and Control for Interoperability of Unmanned Systems) is a R&D project made by a team led by Spanish Naval system integrator Navantia in which NADS as lead the simulation package.The main purpose of this project is to experiment with different options to integrate unmanned vehicles in a naval combat system. This project is a R&D effort of the consortium to mature new technologies that help to meet the future for Naval Operations: Network Centric operations involving cooperation between C2, robotics and simulations.
This project has been used as the test-bed for Simware 2015 release, especially for the new features included in Simware Web , Simware LVC and Simware Record&Play extensions.
Citius presents many challenges to the state of the art in interoperability between operational systems and between these and simulation systems:
The answer to these questions it is in the architecture: Citius leverages standards, already implemented and new ones. Citius is based only on standards to interoperate C2,robotics and simulation systems. The frontier of simulation and operational standards is erased here. We don’t talk about a sim std or an operational one, we use the best standard for each application. As examples: standards designed for robotics as JAUS are also used by the simulations and others as C-BML or MSDL, designed in origin for interoperability between C2 and sim systems, are used also to integrate the combat system and the control stations of the robots, as we will see now.
Using this architecture, Citius is able to leverage a common simulation platform to every stage of the life cycle of the SoS. Some examples: