Advancements Made to the Wingman Software-in-the-Loop (SIL) Simulation: How to Operate the SIL

Report No. ARL-TR-8254
Authors: Kristin E Schaefer, Ralph W Brewer, E Ray Pursel, Anthony Zimmermann, Eduardo Cerame
Date/Pages: December 2017; 54 pages
Abstract: This report supports the advanced development of the US Army Robotic Wingman?s Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstration software-in-the-loop (SIL) simulation testbed. It is a collaboration including the US Army Research Laboratory, US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, and Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. The purpose is to provide advanced software development, rapid prototyping, and early assessment and training of Warfighter teaming within manned?unmanned gunnery operations. This report reviews the January 2017 integration event (documented in ARL-TN-0830) highlighting the setup and capabilities of the SIL, and describes advancements to the SIL (including creation of virtual environments that matched real-world gunnery test courses) and increased compatibility of the SIL software and simulation systems. It also provides a "how-to" guide for setting up the SIL and documentation for how to assess and correct for potential errors across the SIL.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: December 1, 2017