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Download: Defining an Open Systems Approach for the Defense Community

With so many open systems standards developed, there is confusion in the defense community. To address these issues and make a recommendation on a...

Assessment of Confidence Impact on Pilot Training Performance

The main focus of this research is to assess how core confidence relates to pilot task performance and cognitive workload, in a simulator and...


Modern warfare has increasingly evolved to include multiple variants of platforms and participants, including coalition partners, which are hosting and exchanging information spanning a...

The Value of Cognitive Workload in Machine Learning Predictive Analytics

The Department of Defense plans to spend $1.7 billion over the next five years to stand up a new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center with...

LVC-Enabled Range Technology Supporting Training for Next-Gen Weapon Systems Whitepaper

The technology currently available on aviation test and training ranges is insufficient to support current and future operational needs. The capabilities of modern, 5th...

Whitepaper: Define “Expert:” Characterizing Proficiency for Physiological Measures of Cognitive Workload

Training providers continue to be challenged in accurately measuring the effectiveness of performance-based training solutions. Studies have shown interest in measuring cognitive state to...

Understanding Cloud-Based Visual System Architectures

The Government’s “Cloud First” policy (Kundra, 2011) set an accelerated course of government technology migration to cloud resources. Traditional on-premises visual systems seem ripe for cloud migration because the systems are expensive, dedicated, compute-intensive machines with large physical footprints and requirements for regular maintenance, upgrades, and environment control.

WHITEPAPER: Performance Measurement in LVC Distributed Simulations: Lessons from OBW

Operation Blended Warrior (OBW) 2016 marked the second year of a three-year effort to document lessons learned and understand barriers to implementing Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) distributed training. In the first year of the event, LVC focus areas included connectivity, interoperability, data standards, after-action review, and cyber security. Year two introduced additional focus areas: multi-level security, cross domain solutions, long-haul feeds, and performance measurement. This paper focuses on this latter area—defining and collecting performance measures.

WHITEPAPER: Perceptual-Cognitive & Physiological Assessment of Training Effectiveness

Several trends within the simulation and training industry are emphasizing the need for measurable proof that training solutions meet or exceed the requirements for delivering effective training. Cognitive state is a key component of learning, meaning that classification of cognitive state and capacity can provide a measure of training effectiveness. However, accurate classification of trainee state is an extremely challenging task. The more traditional subjective assessment methods have several limitations, while objective assessment methods can be difficult to implement.

WHITEPAPER: Rendering Large Areas of Dense Trees for Flight Simulators

Rendering ultra-high realistic trees and vegetation has been achieved in most commercially available rendering solutions.