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Modernizing Modeling, Simulation and Training (MS&T) Systems

Start Date:12/18/2019

Start Time:11:00 AM EST

Duration:60 minutes


The modern field training paradigm requires rapidly-deployable, secure simulated environments.  Modeling, Simulation, and Training (MS&T) systems need to be assembled and reconfigured in an agile manner from ready-made, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components with response times closely matched to real-world scenarios. High-fidelity simulation data must be sourced across a wide range of public, private and multinational operations sources. This is driving a core requirement to secure that data in order to prevent unauthorized access to both intellectual property and information sources across local and remote operations arenas and up to the cloud-based networks. On top of these challenges, there is a growing pressure for accelerated deployment of new MS&T scenarios to keep warfighters prepared for combat.

Consistent, repetitive exposure to simulated environments is the proven way to train warfighters in order for their reaction time and skills to become muscle memory, reflexive and honed. Effective training requires a system that provides true, high-fidelity simulations with response times closely matched to real-world scenarios. The most realistic training comes from using the same technology that is used in systems deployed in the real world. Yet there are challenges in creating a simulated, real-world scenario with several distributed components from an array of suppliers using different simulation standards.

This webcast describes how a standards-based communications framework can provide a framework for modern warfare training. It uses a multi-level secure (MLS) data architecture to address the challenges of integrating a wide range of MS&T systems, resulting in accelerated creation and delivery of impactful training simulations.

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Chip Downng

Chip Downing, Senior Market Development Director, Aerospace and Defense

Chip Downing is the Senior Market Development Director of Aerospace and Defense at Real-Time Innovations (RTI). In this position he manages RTI’s global aerospace and defense business and helps drive the Open Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS) industry standard into the commercial and military aerospace market with RTI’s Connext DDS software, now used by over 250 global aerospace and defense customers in over 1,000 design wins. Mr. Downing serves as the elected Business Working Group (BWG) Chair of the joint industry/government Open Group Future Airborne Capabilities Environment (FACE™) Consortium. In this role, he is driving standards-based design efficiencies proven in commercial avionics systems, into next generation military avionics systems. For the last five years he has also served as the Chair of the FACE Consortium BWG Outreach Subcommittee, promoting the FACE approach globally. Mr. Downing is a veteran of the embedded systems industry and a pioneer in COTS safety certification for commercial RTOSs. Previously, he was Senior Director of Aerospace & Defense at Wind River Systems where he was responsible for business development for the company’s global A&D markets. During his 14-year Wind River tenure, design wins for certified avionics products grew to more than 500 projects. Mr. Downing has also led sales, marketing, and consulting organizations at Esterel Technologies (now Ansys), Validated Software, OnCore Systems, and Mentor Graphics (now Siemens).

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