Scenario management practices in HLA based distributed simulation

Training in a distributed simulation generally involves carefully designed and constructed simulation scenarios to fulfill the training aims. The simulation scenarios (i.e. federation scenario) play an important role in the federation design and development as specified in Federation Development and Execution Process. The simulation scenarios are used in every step in distributed simulation arena from the beginning (analysis and design) of a distributed simulation development to the execution. Such an extensive use of scenarios in a distributed simulation dictates a scenario management. In a distributed simulation, the scenario management includes the activities of scenario development, scenario loading, scenario distribution, event injection, and scenario-related data collection in a distributed training. This article explains the major concepts of simulation scenarios, introduces a scenario object model, and discusses the main activities in scenario management in a distributed simulation with a practical view. This article also presents a running real-life example of a naval distributed interactive simulation to illustrate the scenario management activities.
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O. Topçu and M. H. S. Oğuztüzün, “Scenario management practices in HLA based distributed simulation,” Journal of Naval Science and Engineering, pp. 1–33, 2010, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: