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INTRODUCTION. Enterprise Center, Batten College of Engineering & Technology, Old Dominion University Home of Old Dominion Center, McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences (MISS) Established July 1997 by the Commonwealth of Virginia Locations in Suffolk (TCC-Portsmouth) and ODU Norfolk Campus.

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introduction
INTRODUCTION
  • Enterprise Center, Batten College of Engineering & Technology, Old Dominion University
  • Home of Old Dominion Center, McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences (MISS)
  • Established July 1997 by the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Locations in Suffolk (TCC-Portsmouth) and ODU Norfolk Campus

Virginia Modeling, Analysis & Simulation Center

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INTRODUCTION
  • Faculty/Staff: 55 research scientists and staff plus over 50 faculty and students
  • Multidisciplinary: activities include faculty and students from all six academic colleges at ODU and from other universities
  • Strong collaborative ties to other universities and to the private sector
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MISSION
  • Engage in collaborative research and development in Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and in Visualization
  • Develop the M&S workforce through education
  • Provide M&S technical expertise to government and industry
  • Stimulate technology-related economic development in Hampton Roads and the Commonwealth of Virginia
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EDUCATION
  • VMASC is the Home of Old Dominion’s M&S Programs
    • Master of Science and Master of Engineering in Modeling and Simulation
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Modeling and Simulation
  • World-Class Faculty from 10 ODU Departments, Other Universities, Industry and Government
  • Accessibility
    • Tailored to the working professional
    • Evening, synchronous and asynchronous course offerings
    • Distance learning sites support students outside of Hampton Roads
  • Thesis and Dissertation Topics
    • Relevant to government and industry needs
    • Can be based on job assignments when feasible
  • Customized Short Courses for Government & Industry
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OUTREACH
  • We employ a ‘Value-Added Proposition’ approach to aid our partners in expanding their knowledge of and opportunities in Modeling & Simulation.

160 MEMBERS

9 Academic

15 Affiliate

24 Government

112 Industry

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VMASC

Leadership Team

  • R. BOWEN LOFTIN, PhD

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Phone: 757 686-6200

E-mail: [email protected]

  • KEVIN McCLESKEY

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Phone: 757 686-6206

E-mail: [email protected]

  • ROLAND R. MIELKE, PhD

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Phone: 757 686-6211

E-mail: [email protected]

  • MIKEL D. PETTY, PhD

CHIEF SCIENTIST

Phone: 757 686-6210

E-mail: [email protected]

  • MARK SCERBO, PhD

HF RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Phone: 757 683-4217

E-mail: [email protected]

  • MARK PHILLIPS, ME

BATTLE LAB DIRECTOR

Phone: 757 686-6200

E-mail: [email protected]

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VMASC

Senior Researchers

  • Nathan Bailey, PhDPsychologyHuman FactorsTraining Development
  • Jessica Crouch, PhDComputer ScienceFinite Element ModelingMedical Simulation
  • Wes Colley, PhDPhysicsPhysics-Based Simulation Agent-Based Simulation
  • Dave Dryer, PhDIndustrial EngineeringSystems ModelingCollaborative Environments
  • Ryland Gaskins, PhDPsychologyHuman FactorsHuman Behavioral Modeling
  • Yuzhong Shen, PhDComputer ScienceVisualizationSoftware Engineering
  • John Sokolowski, PhDModeling & SimulationHuman Decision ModelingLarge-Scale Simulations
  • Andreas Tolk, PhDComputer ScienceC4ISR-Simulation IntegrationDistributed Simulation
core competencies
Core Competencies
  • Foundations of Modeling and Simulation
  • Next Generation Distributed Simulation
  • Collaborative Engineering
  • Systems Modeling
  • Live-Virtual-Constructive Integration
  • Visualization
  • Technology Assessment
  • Training
  • VV&A; Test & Evaluation of Simulations
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VMASC Research and Development
  • Current/Recent Collaborations
    • To VMASC
      • Dr. Roberto Revetria, University of Genoa
      • Dr. Matthias Harders, ETH Zurich
    • From VMASC
      • VMASC PhD students Mimi Nguyen and Rob King, NATO Consultation, Command, and Control Agency, The Hague
  • Planned Collaborations
    • Andreas Tolk (and/or VMASC student) to Genoa
    • VMASC Student to ETH Zurich
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Collaboration Opportunities

Virginia Modeling, Analysis & Simulation Center

Batten College of Engineering and Technology

Old Dominion University

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VMASC Research and Development

Title: Composability Theory

Project: Develop theory of semantic composability of models

based on computability theory and mathematical logicSponsor: U. S. Navy Office of Naval Research; DMSO

Status: Current

Component

Library

System B

System A

Range f

Domain g

Range

Domain

xX

yY

g(y) Z

f(x) Y

f

g

Valid

Valid

Valid

x X

f(x) Y

yY

Valid

g(y) Z

Y

Z

X

z = g(f(x))

M&S

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VMASC Research and Development

Title: Basic Object Models

Project: Use data and meta-data to describe simulation objects;

generate object models, federates, simulations (overall);

design BOM-C4I system integration approach (VMASC)

Sponsor: U. S. Army PEO STRI

Partners: Basic Object Model Product Development Group

Status: Current

// convert to String in standard-time format

public String toString()

{

DecimalFormat twoDigits = new DecimalFormat( "00" );

return ( ( getHour() == 12 || getHour() == 0 ) ?

12 : getHour() % 12 ) +

":" + twoDigits.format( getMinute() ) +

":" + twoDigits.format( getSecond() ) +

( getHour() < 12 ? " AM" : " PM" );

}

Component

Object

Aircraft

F/A-18

MiG-29

Tank

M1A1

T-72

Object model

System

filters : PFilter

pipes : PPipe

c1, c2 : filtersc1.filter_id = c2.filter_id

c1 = c2

p : pipesp.source_filterfilters

p.sink_filterfilters

f : filters; pt : PORT | ptf.in_ports #

{p : pipes | f = p.sink_filterpt = p.sink_port}

Meta-data

M&S

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Crowd Behavior

Fidelity Level

Experimental

Configuration

Crowd Behavior

Description

None

SAF only,

no Crowd federate

Crowd members

absent

Very low

SAF + Crowd federate

Crown members

motionless “statues”

Low

SAF + Crowd federate

Crowd members

move randomly

Medium-low (?)

SAF + Crowd federate

Crowd members with

limited behavior

Medium-high (?)

SAF + Crowd federate

Crowd members with

full behavior

High (?)

SAF + Crowd federate

+ operator GUI

Crowd members with

human-controlled behavior

Crowd federate

Simulate crowd members

SAF federate

Simulate combatants

Cognitive Model

Crowd Model API

DISAFor

OTB

Simulations

Physical Model

HLA Interface

HLA

hlaControl

hlaResults

TBD

Utilities

Viewer federate

Provide run-time imagesof federation execution

Data federate

Collect and analyzeexecution data

Control federate

Control and monitorfederation execution

VMASC Research and Development

Title: Crowd Modeling

Project: Implement HBR-based crowd simulation federate; conduct two experiments (fidelity levels, architecture)

Sponsor: Defense Modeling and Simulation Office

Status: Current

M&S

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Network

Data flow

Network interface

Network interface

Simulation X

Simulation Y

B

B

No LOS

LOS

Simulated battlefield

Simulated battlefield

A

A

Entity A local, entity B remote

Trees in X, A can’t see or shoot B

Entity A remote, entity B local

No trees in Y, B can see and shoot A

VMASC Research and Development

Title: M&S Body of Knowledge

Project: Develop an M&S Body of Knowledge specific to

the military

Sponsor: DMSO

Partners: Georgia Tech, University of Central Florida

Status: Current

M&S

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VMASC Research and Development

Title: Extensible Modeling and Simulation Framework (XMSF)

Project: Develop an open standard, web services based approach

distributed simulation

Sponsor: DMSO and JFCOM/J9

Partners: GD, SAIC, NPSStatus: Current

  • Extensible Markup Language (XML) for Interface Description
  • Unified Modeling Language (UML) for Description of theComponent Dynamics
  • Use of the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) for Communications
  • Use of Web-Services as Communications Backbone

M&S

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VMASC Research and Development

Title: XMSF C4I Test Bed

Project: Transfer the Army Project Battle Management Language to a joint and combined solution based on open standards

Sponsor: Defense Modeling and Simulation Office

Partners: GMU (project lead), ACS, AlionStatus: Current

BML is the unambiguousrepresentation of doctrine

applicable for C4ISR, M&S,

and robotics

M&S

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VMASC Research and Development

Title: Medical M&S: Regional Medical Preparedness

Project: Develop or adapt simulation of regional medical response to mass-casualty medical event; persistent capability for training & operational use; disaster & terrorist scenarios

Sponsor: Naval Health Research Center

Partners: EVMS, USUHS (NCAMSC), NMC Portsmouth

Status: Current

M&S

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Management

Network Info

Funds Source

Foreign Aid

Target

Info

Political

Artificial

Intelligence

Intelligence

Communications

Warfare

Rogue

States

International Trade

Political Help

Database

Support Cell Info

Financial

Operational

Assets

Visualization

Logistics

Group Info

Military Assets

VMASC Research and Development

Title: Modeling Cultural, Economic, Political, and Psychological Effects

Project: Develop models that support the prediction of effects along

cultural, economic, political, and psychological dimensions

in support of effects-based operations against an adversary

Sponsor: VMASC IR&D/JWAC

Partners: ODU International Studies, CMU

Status: Current

Analysis

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VMASC Research and Development

Title: Naval Collaborative Engineering Environment (NCEE) Effects-based Modeling and Simulation Integration

Project: Develop a technical strategy and implementation plan

to introduce and integrate an effects-based M&S capability into the NCEE System Engineering Toolset

Sponsor: U. S. Navy

Status: Current

Effects-based M&S

Analysis

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VMASC Research and Development

Title: Front-End Analysis for Virtual Training Support System

Project: Concept demonstration: illustrate how M&S can be used to explain the comprehensive system of systems nature of training support; define a Training Support System from a top-down, layered, graphic modeling perspective

Sponsor: U. S. Army Training Support Center (ATSC)

Status: Current

Analysis

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CDI

VMASC Research and Development

Title: Simulation Operational Testing Support

Project: Develop operational testing methodology for large-scale

simulations; develop test criteria and scenario events to

cover simulation requirementsSponsor: U.S.NavyCommanderOperationalTest&EvaluationForce

Status: Current

JTCTS

CCTT

BFTT

Other Enclaves

Mission Space Models

• • •

• C4I Simulation

• Component Models

• Synthetic Environment

DBMS Server

Enclave Ingress/Egress

External

System Gateway

Modeling Framework

Data Collector

JSIMS Object Bus

C4I Surrogate (MRCI)

DII COE Services

Life Cycle Applications

JMSRR Tools and Services

Internetwork

Networks, Serial Lines, Tactical Comms, IPC, etc.

Internetwork

Network,

IPC

X, http, IIOP, DMA, etc.

GCCS Operational C4I Systems

Non-GCCS Operational C4I Systems

Broker

Display Software (Common Look and Feel)

JSIMS Common Databases

M&S

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