Distributed Synthetic Environment Correlation Assessment Architecture and Metrics
Navy SBIR FY2014.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2014.1
Topic No.: N141-006
Topic Title: Distributed Synthetic Environment Correlation Assessment Architecture and Metrics
Proposal No.: N141-006-0262
Firm: Cornerstone Software Solutions, Inc.
1002 Partin Court
Oviedo, Florida 32765-5922
Contact: Mark Faulk
Phone: (407) 496-0515
Web Site: cssflorida.net
Abstract: To support the growing need to train as you fight, there is a corresponding need to interoperate between previously segregated Navy and Marine Corps flight simulators. To achieve this interoperability, there must me a rapid, cost effective way to measure and manage the correlation between terrain databases, 3D models, and sensors. Cornerstone proposes to establish a consistent set of metrics and an open, extendable tool-set architecture to measure the degree of correlation and present that analysis in easy to consume formats. The architecture will support tying the metrics and analysis findings to potential training impacts and provide for weighting of analysis parameters based on the specific training objectives and needs of each simulator. The architecture will be extendable through a plugin capability that supports integration of third party developers. We will define the architectural requirements and quality attribute goals through use case and domain requirements analysis to ensure it supports the true needs of the user community. The architecture will support on-site data collection and analysis as well as engineering lab longer term trend and prevention analysis. It will also support exporting analysis data for use by external research teams.
Benefits: The analysis and development will create a software tool that can identify terrain correlation problems immediately upon first draft database generation and continue supporting through the fielding process. The tool will be designed to assess large area terrain databases quickly and will be designed for change through multiple extensibility methods. There is already a large demand for quickly correlating databases because of the current cost and time required, and large databases in particular are very expensive to manually verify such that often only a few high area of interest locations are thoroughly verified. Primary customers will be military organizations that develop and field networked simulators. These customers include the US Navy, US Army, USAF, USMC and other procurers of virtual and constructive simulator databases. However, as the use of networked simulation continues to expand, we expect to also be able to serve commercial customers such as Flight-Safety that develop and use flight simulators for training aircrews.