Max Britton - "Simulation as a Service"

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UNCLASSIFIED
SIMULATION AS A SERVICE
Australian Defence Simulation And
Training Centre
Mr Max Britton
Deputy Director System Development
Australian Defence Simulation And
Training Centre
Joint Operations Command
Think about the following
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Persistent
Repeatable
Agile
And,
Defendable
Joint Operations Command
The Journey
• In 1964 the RAN had a distributed multi
ship training system called ARGIS
• This was an electronic analogue system
• Trained Command Teams and Warfare
officers in the multi ship and single ship
environment
• Based on DDG, DE and Aircraft Carrier
Opps rooms (HMAS Melbourne)
Joint Operations Command
The Journey Continued
• This was the start of the simulation
training path within the distributed world
• Provided a common and consistent
training outcome that was measureable
and repeatable
• Allowed Command teams to train as they
fought
• Enabled tactics and doctrine to be
explored
Joint Operations Command
The Dark Ages
• Ship Platforms changed and the training
system did not replicate the new
capabilities
• FFG class Ship introduced in the early
1980’s so new training system required
• Ongoing need to train DDG class
Command Teams
Joint Operations Command
The Next Generation
• The IOTTF (Integrated Operation Team
Trainer) developed to support FFG and
DDG CTT in the early 1990’s
• Again distributed within it’s own propriety
environment
• This is about the time I started to take an
interest in the simulation world
• Add to the complication ANZAC class FFH
Joint Operations Command
Next Generation Continued
• ANZAC class CTT training system
deployed at HMAS Watson in 1994
• No distributed environment or gateway
• No ability to train in a 3 ship collective
environment
• No common data sets or models
• Training outcomes challenging
Joint Operations Command
Distributed Training seen as a
priority again
• Project SEA 1412 stood up to provide a
multi ship CTT training environment
• Used DIS as the enabler for interaction
between IOTTF and ANZAC CSTT
simulators
• Included Digital accrual voice system and
simulated TDL
• Back to the 60’s and 70’s capabilities
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Coalition Interoperability
• CREAMS program stood up between USN
and RAN in early 2000
• Coalition Fleet training established using
distributed systems
• Used ISDN lines and covered data using
early bulk encryption units
• Add hock development
• Designed as event based Training
Joint Operations Command
The Problem Space
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Data sets different between Simulators
Geospatial data inconsistent
Models not consistent
Interoperability compromised
Training value diminished without human
intervention
• Fair Fight principles less certian
Joint Operations Command
Other ADF Capabilities
• Army have significant simulation assets
• Tools such as JSAF, ONESAF
• User of VBS, Steel Beasts and vehicle
trainers
• Mature distributed LVC environment
• BSC’s situated at major bases
• Exercises designed as event based
activities
Joint Operations Command
Other ADF Capabilities
• Air force has significant flight simulation
trainers
• Full mission and part task training systems
• Air Control simulations
• Less use of distributed simulation
• Generally user to train individuals and not
teams
Joint Operations Command
Other ADF capabilities
• DSTO is a significant user of distributed
simulation for experimentation
• LVC tools used as part of normal business
• Numerous battle labs
• JDSC in Canberra
• Heavy support to ADF in the training world
• Highly skilled workforce
Joint Operations Command
The joint world
• ADSTC formed taking ADSO , JCTC and
J7 groups to form the one organisation
• Heavy user of distributed simulation
• Major role is to support Joint training
outcomes
• Coalition training
• Supports single service exercises
• Highly skilled workforce
Joint Operations Command
The problem space
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Data not reused
Data sets not common and consistent
Geospatial terrain not always available
Often not in the correct format
Expensive assets not fully exploited
Add hock development of simulation
Full of stove pipe solutions
Inconsistent use of standards
Joint Operations Command
The problem space continued
• Limited distributed access to data
• Buying or re building the same data time
and time again
• Not using or exploiting the available
resources
• Reduced training outcomes
• Taxpayer not getting best value for money
Joint Operations Command
What do we do to fix the
problem?
• Architecturally design the Simulation
environment
• Defence Simulation Architecture being
developed as part of the Defence
Enterprise Architecture
• Standards based solution
• Enterprise level coordination of resources
• Reuse of data
Joint Operations Command
Fixing the problem continued
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Engagement of the stakeholder
Knowledge management
Data catalogues and repositories
Common and consistent objects and
entities
• Seamless distributed networks
• Enterprise level licenced applications that
are in the distributed environment
Joint Operations Command
Fixing the problem continued
• Up skilling our people through distributed
e-learning
• Coordinated reuse of data
• Translation services
Joint Operations Command
Getting to where we need to be
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Simulation should be a seamless service
JP 3035 will provide the glue
ADSTC will coordinate the resources
DSA will continue to evolve over time to
refine and gap analyse the capability
Joint Operations Command
Simulation as a service should
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Persistent
Repeatable
Agile
seamless
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Defendable
Joint Operations Command
Questions?
Joint Operations Command

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