Distributed Interactive Simulation
Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) and its cousin the High Level Architecture (HLA) are simulation methods which allow dispersed military training systems (simulators) and computer simulated combat forces to interact on a common battlefield over the Internet. OptiMetrics’ personnel have been active in the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) that develops the DIS/HLA standards.
DIS/HLA’s main use is for soldier training in coordinated operations in complex scenarios; however, it can also be used for evaluation of new sensor or operational concepts. OptiMetrics-developed DIS/HLA simulations have been mainly used to support operational concepts.
OptiMetrics’ personnel utilize existing DIS/HLA community simulations as well as develop unique tools for special applications. We have experience with the standard semi-automated forces tools like OneSAF and JCATS and specialized tools developed by other contractors for battlefield obscurant and CBRNe events. We have integrated our simulations with third-party crew simulators including the Bradley Advanced Training System (BATS), Army Battle Lab’s Abrams tank simulators and a CECOM SIGINT training system. For more information, visit our page on OptiMetrics-developed DIS/HLA simulations.